Getting emails off LinkedinSubscribe
I am a freshman at a target university and I'm currently reaching out to a whole bunch of investment banking (boutique and MM), PWM, and PE firms near my hometown. My strategy so far, specifically for boutique banks, has been to find an MD/Senior Partner on Linkedin, and then find their email, reach out, and ask to meet in person or talk over the phone. During the conversation, I generally ask about their experiences in the industry and at the end, I subtly hint that I am looking for an internship by asking something like "What could I do to put my self in the best position to get an interview?"
With folks that work at boutique banks, finding their email has been straightforward as it is almost always posted on the company website. However, I have realized that it's not always easy to get someone's email from their Linkedin profile. What should I do if this is the case? If there isn't a way to get an email, should I just send a request to connect on Linkedin with a note? I don't have Linkedin Premium so I wouldn't be able to send direct messages unless I connect with them.
Also, I have been wondering if attaching my resume would be a good idea? I've heard some people say no absolutely not, but others argue that the person you're reaching out to knows what you want so you might as well. I got a 3.65 GPA my first semester, (fuck Computer Science), and worked for a solar energy startup the summer before college.