I understand that networking is obviously quite important in breaking into any prestigious industry, but what if your school, despite being respectable and well-known, doesn't have the greatest network or on-campus recruiting?
I'm a rising senior at a liberal arts college which is ranked higher in terms of US News scoring than a lot of targets and semi-targets (Cornell, UCLA, Berkeley, Georgetown, etc). I'm an economics major, Urban Studies minor, with a 3.84 GPA that's been steadily climbing since freshman year. I took the GMAT (partially for shits and giggles, partially because I applied to 2+2 even though I don't think I'm exactly what they're looking for) and got a 770. In other words, I'm confident I'd at least get some interviews if my school was on the recruiting radar at all. I didn't apply to bigger universities because I wanted to play college sports, but I'm nowhere near good enough to play Division I.
Now, I'm kind of kicking myself. Our alumni network is pretty limited in terms of consulting, although I know there are a few alums at M/B/B, but most of them didn't get there until after grad school. Is this the reality I'm going to be facing, or can I still go to these alums and try my luck for next year? I know our school is a member of some liberal arts recruiting thing where you go to Boston, DC, and New York for "serious" jobs, but I don't know anyone who has been successful there...if anyone has any advice I'd be very appreciative. Thanks.