People keep telling you day in day out that you should be proactive and getting in touch with Analysts, Associates, MD's etc... Ever wondered how to get the contact info for those guys?
The other day, myprofessor showed me the goldmine of contacts. Factset. If you go under Company/Screening/Contacts, you can pull out a list with the name of every person who works in the industry, who has ever been associated with Factset.
I started sending out my emails tonight, let's see if anyone actually replies.