Interesting Ways to Meet Bankers?
I am a junior at a non-target in NYC. I also work in the back office at BB. I'm looking to get into investment banking (I'm looking for FT; I didn't even bother for SA since I had few contacts and come from a non-target). In addition to networking with alumni, I'm looking for other ways to meet current bankers. I've got some ideas listed below, and I'm looking for some advice on the best ways to go about each of these methods.
Since I work at a BB, I can email anyone within the company. I've had moderate success with this. Should I email junior level people, or try for MD's? Or will my emails just be ignored?
Another email method I've tried (with no success) is emailing a banker who was quoted in a newspaper article (it isnt very difficult to guess an email address). Any opinions on this method.
I have yet to try cold calling, but again, I have access to the directory, so I can call anyone. Is this a more effective method than emailing? Again, should I target any group (analysts, vps, mds), in particular?
One method that crossed my mind (and probably sounds ridiculous) is going to the floor or office that a banker works on, and asking them if I can meet with them at a time that is convenient. Is this just plain creepy?
Finally, is LinkedIn an effective way to meet people? If you were (are) a banker, and I randomly messaged you on LinkedIn asking to meet you, what would you say?
Thanks for all the help.