I have contact info for hundreds of alums at my school in the financial industry, so there's no way I will be able to/phone calls with all of them.
What do you guys think about just sending tons of e-mails to alums at boutiques and inquiring directly about internship opportunities (rather than the usual, indirect "interested in speaking" method)? Obviously the success rate will be lower than if I built actual connections, but I will be able to reach out to a lot more people. All I am hoping is that they will forward my resume to whoever does recruiting at their firm.
Any thoughts on this?