I am a non target junior with a 3.6GPA. I have been consistently networking for a summer analyst position over the past 4-5 months through cold emailing and referrals. I have built up quite a few relationships with people and it seems to be going well so far. I am at the point where I really want to get interviews and I dont want to be left behind or lost in a pile of applications/resumes. Some of the firms I have been talking to have recently told me that some things have changed and the best thing to do is to apply online. Other places have told me my resume is under review currently and if they are interested I should hear back soon. Should I continue to network and talk to people or should I just let it go and see what happens? I am thinking there is a possibility that they see me as annoying and just tell me to apply online so I will go away, but also at the same time it seems that they might be telling the truth..... What should I do?
Thanks in advance