How NOT to Network
Following up after an info session is great, especially if you actually took some positive information from it....
However, there is a new email circulating Wall Street that may not dethrone the "Barclays Welcome to the Jungle" one from a few years back but.... here is some examples of exactly how not to network. Keeping out names for the sake of confidentiality even though everyone on the street has seen it with real names...
Overall started out okay...
Hope you've had a good day. First want to thank you for taking time out of your day to come and teach us about finance. I am only a freshman and don't know much, and to be honest I was just so impressed by every single bank employee. Something about your speech just really pumped me up to go into finance, but for some reason I didn't get to ask you some of the questions I had. I was wondering if we could talk on the phone for a few minutes tomorrow if you have time. Even though everyone was super nice you seemed like the most approachable, but I didn't really get to ask you anything! I assume you're super busy, but let me know if you have 10 minutes or so. Your introduction definitely galvanized me to pursue finance.
After agreeing to a quick phone call is really where the s*** hit the fan:
Also this will seem random and presumptuous but I feel compelled to share. I see the price of oil skyrocketing to a stratospheric high in the next 1.5 year. I could give a robust international studies justification but that wastes both of our time. The reasons lie in Venezuela, Syria/Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria. This probably sounds arrogant but there is literally no doubt in my mind. I could be wrong. Look forward to talking to you
no response: so (s)he followed up with the real winner
One more thing. My instincts tell me the volcano Crater Rock will erupt in October this year and destroy the entire Pacific Northwest. It hit me in my geology class today. There will be a hole in the United States in a few months. Take these with a grain of salt Ashley and know that I hope I'm wrong.
Gotta love the hustle
Mod Note (Andy): top 50 posts of 2017, this one ranks #36 (based on # of silver bananas)