How to Follow Up on Cold Email that didn't get a response?

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Rising senior at a non target here with a non IB internship lined up for the summer, but trying to network to get a jump for full time recruiting and trying to find an IB internship for the Fall Semester. I've been sending out a lot of cold emails using a template I found on here to try to set up informational interviews that can hopefully lead to a semester internship or FT job. However, I haven't gotten any responses to these messages. I've noticed, through using an email tracker, that these messages have been opened by the recipients. One of these, I've noticed has been opened multiple times by the recipient and I'm just wondering how to follow up on these emails appropriately without sounding desperate or annoying.

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May 31, 2017

Check out my networking overview. If you do not get a response, wait a three to seven days, follow up, and then move on.

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May 31, 2017

Thanks for the response. Any thoughts on how to word the follow up?

May 31, 2017

Your original email:

"Hey Mark the MD,

My name is @_KrK", and I'm a rising senior at the University of Nebraska majoring in finance. I am very much interested in pursuing a career in investment banking and was wondering if you would have some time to hop on the phone to give me some more insight into your industry and your time at Goldman Sachs in particular. I have attached my resume for context. Thanks for your time.

Best,

@_KrK"

Your follow-up:

"Hey Mark the MD,

I just wanted to follow up to my previous email to see if you might have some time. Thanks again.

Best,

@_KrK"

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May 31, 2017
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