London undergrad unstructured internship - cold email (direct ask) or coffee chat/network?
Asking on how to go about getting an internship at a boutique before recruiting for SA next school year.
In my uninformed opinion, blasting cookie cutter emails to play the numbers game doesn't seem optimal as it would ruin my chances with the limited number of firms.
What would a better way to go about it? Do I reach out on LinkedIn to network with people working at the respective firms? Do I keep asking for referrals or do I politely make the ask upon the first call?
It would be helpful to see how others networked or cold-emailed to get an internship.
- experience if that's relevant
- Would be looking into any type of internship (ER, AM, IB, PE, ) (are there ones either easier or more difficult to get an internship for)