How many of your networking calls are awkward?

Have recently joined as a first year and already had the chance to start talking to students who reached out mostly from non targets. Out of the 6-8 students only 1 was able to have a normal conversation and the others just kept asking directly for referrals or just seemed like they couldn't all about anything besides finance . Are your calls with prospects much better in terms of %?

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Oct 7, 2021 - 4:25pm

Jesus, I have would never ask for a referral from someone I just had a networking call and especially if I was from a non-target school lol.

Sometimes the call goes well and I have been referred to before without asking but I would never flat out ask unless I knew them personally…

Oct 7, 2021 - 4:45pm

All. Networking in and of itself is an awkward adult game that I never purchased but came with the console called life.

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Oct 7, 2021 - 4:59pm

A lot lmao. I get called by students from Washington / Mississippi and shit and I let them drive the convo and it always end up in them asking canned questions 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 8, 2021 - 12:02am

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