I'm an incoming freshman at a school whose business school is a target. I myself am not currently in business school, but I will try to internally transfer. Business/finance is a recently realized interest of mine.
That being said, I have been quite fortunate as I some unique opportunities to pursue. I currently work in retail at the employee/company store at the number one sports apparel brand in the world. The store is right by the world headquarters. After doing some LinkedIn stalking, I found that a strategic finance manager, a business development manager, and a director of finance went to the same undergrad that I am going to attend. I'm trying to figure out how in the world I could get in contact with these guys and was hoping WSO could help.
I also have immediate contact with a family friend who has been a consulting actuary at a large consulting firm for over 10 years. This is another opportunity I could potentially pursue. The only problem with this opportunity is that I would be away from home and the cost of living would be much greater.
All in all, I am wondering what do I need to do to land an internship at one of these companies after my freshman year of college. Ultimately, I want to eventually land an internship at BB. I also have immediate contact with a BB VP already. I just want to hear WSO's advice on which opportunity to pursue and how I should go about it.