I can’t seem to network right
so I have been trying to do the whole networking thing. But my school has limited alumni and I can't seem to get any personal connections with people who are currently in the industry.
I keep trying and it seems like everyone is so cold and I don't know what to do. I'm like panicking because I worked so hard to transfer to this stressful school and I don't want to go through this and come all this way to not end up at a good firm only gaining stress, anxiety and depression.
I don't know what I'm supposed to do, I call, try to small talk they usually don't want to and I just end up asking questions in circles. I don't know how I can do better when it is so dependent on the person. So many of my alumni don't respond to my LinkedIn messages. I ask upper class man and they say I seem very likable and stuff but it doesn't seem to translate to the people who I need it to. I'm not sure what I can do. I literally tries so hard to make a personal connection with this alumni today but they seemed so distant and likely they just wanted it to be over. I tried so many times and this is the person they say is supposed to be likely to write a referral. I really don't know what to do anymore.
everyone in banking seems to say I should look into other fields and then so few people in consulting actually respond and I'm trying to get that personal connection. But, I just don't know what to do.