First post, but been following site for a while.
I have a networking questions for everyone. I will be a senior at a semi-target next year and am working in a small boutique in my home city which is not a major finance hub. I needed to return home for medical reasons this summer, not by choice.
However, my school is close to a major finance city so a lot of alumni work in finance. I want to start networking for FT positions and accelerated recruiting, but given that I'm thousands of miles away from the bulk of alumni and contacts it is a little difficult. Would I look stupid just asking to speak over the phone to network with people? or I'm I just blowing this way out of proportion and any contact is good contact.