I'm a long time lurker but a first time poster. I stumbled on a great technique to find alumni from Non-Target schools on Bloomberg the other day. You can find relevant professionals in investment banking, equity research, private equity, etc. by using the "PEOP" Bloomberg search function.

This was by far the most efficient way that I have ever been able to find alumni from my very non-target school. Utilizing this technique easily doubled or tripled the amount of relevant alumni on my list. Feel free to reply or message me for any questions. I am curious to hear if other people have used this strategy as well.

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Sounds like a great idea. I will definitely try it out. Thanks for the advice!

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Interesting, will def try this out soon at school.

What type of info were you able to optain, email? phone? and do you mind sharing what you had in mind in terms of contacting them?


You can obtain their email or message them on Bloomberg. I googled them as well to look for LinkedIn, email, phone, etc.

I planned on sending them a general networking email. There are a ton of templates on this site so it just comes down to personal preference.


If you get a profile on Bloomberg you can message these people as well. Works best for traders or capital markets people. I used it a lot years ago and it was very effective.

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Bumping this because it's incredibly useful


My alumni network has a directory as well as alumni clubs in cities across the world - its pretty helpful.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee


I have done this as well but did not think to post it. This is super helpful for non targets. Was able to get phone calls from people on here that were not on LinkedIn. +1 SB.


Is this by using the terminal?

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen


Yes you need a terminal


bump^ Need to know as well b/c SA recruiting is coming to a close soon.


You do need a terminal


Ever heard of LinkedIn search?


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