advice on using my Contact at accenture

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Hi guys, I wanted to ask all of you for your advice on how to best approach this contact i have.

Through some volunteering i did when i was in high school, i met this guy, and talked to him now and then. I don't know him very well as he's much older than me, but my parents did talk to him about business a little bit. In addition, i never talked business with him as at the time, i was still a freshman/sophomore in high school and had no clue i'd go to business school.

Little did i know, he was/is a Partner at Accenture. I called him last spring to inquire his advice on majors i was considering, and he was very friendly about everything, but he also was very very busy, so i didn't have the opportunity to talk to him extensively.

I would really love to get an Accenture internship for my sophomore year summer. So my question to you guys is, How should i approach this situation.

I know he doesn't have time for emails, and i've talked to him over the phone a couple times, so it's a bit more personal than emailing. Should i ask him about his past, and about Accenture? I don't want to piss him off by asking for something, as i don't know him nearly well enough to ask for something like that, but he is the kind of person that i feel could help me out.

thanks for your responses.

Comments (4)

Aug 27, 2010

Ask him how he broke in and how he would recommend securing an internship. If you have a relationship he will give you some advice and he might even help you get the internship.

Aug 27, 2010

Doubt you'll get a soph internship at Accenture. Do let us know.

Aug 27, 2010

thanks for the replies

and George Washington- I know someone working at Morgan stanley freshman summer and a ton of people who worked at goldman sachs their sophomore summers, so nothing's impossible :)

Sep 1, 2010