I have a pretty great network of contacts in. I've been keeping in contact with most throughout sophomore year, and have made quite a few more this summer. I'm currently at a boutique IB and looking to do IB next summer. I have one contact specifically who is a friend of a close friends, and knows EVERYONE. He has expressed interest in helping me and we have been exchanging emails for the past month. He's currently working at a hedge fund but he has contacts at most of the bbs that he's willing to introduce me to.
My question is, how do I get any of these people to give me something more tangible than advice? It seems like I'll talk to someone for 30 minutes, get them to connect me to someone else, talk to them for 30 minutes, get connected to someone else, and so on and so forth. Am I supposed to ask them to forward my resume or something? I go to a target and have never seen the need to do so since we have OCR. Any ideas?