I am good family friends with two global head Goldman Sachs partners and was wondering:
(1) how should I go about asking for a referral so I come across as respectful and not entitled?
(2) should I take a 1st year job at a boutique and ask for the referral next year? (my school and gpa would make breaking into GS very difficult)
I have a 3.2 cumulative and 3.9 major GPA at a top 40 ugrad bschool. Poor grades freshman year were due to a sickness. I am very driven and have an above average understanding excel/ modeling/ global markets.