Hey guys, looking for some advice. So I've been knocking on a few doors recently by making early morning drop ins which is a great experience btw. While doing my research of firms, I became more focused on understanding the strategies and culture (boutique and medium sized firms) which has helped preparing the resume and cover letter for the firms.

Have a question regarding two walk-ins I'm planning: I noticed at one firm that not only is the VP overlooking HR an alumni of my uni, but so is over a third of the IM and PWM team. At the other firm, VP of HR is also an alumni and about half the analysts. What is the best way to approach and utilize from the alumni connection or is it something they will notice or bring up on their own if felt appropriate? All this assuming I get a face to face but advice regarding email/cl would be helpful as well.



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In reply to DJBanker

Thanks monkeys.. for a 29 year old (ex) DJ with one year "relevant" experience at a prop trading firm, I can't explain how relieved I am. What an end to a crazy journey.

this thread is awesome on so many levels...should have many more SBs...

Thanks for sharing with us.

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In reply to DJBanker

Yeah its a bit intimidating at first but I broke into it pretty quickly. What's their to lose? I actually ended up landing an interview for an open position as an analyst at a boutique. Just winging the others...

Congrats, glad it's been working. Takes serious guts to pull off.


Thanks everyone, I'm glad the story is having some impact. FYI, loving my job - working my ass off, learning some dope material and no regrets.


walking -in is how I got my first internship after college.
(but it was not in the US)
good luck.


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