Networking for young professionals in Chicago?

Anybody have any ideas on what the best activities, clubs, things to get involved with, etc,. that could lead to solid networking opportunities? I'm going to work at a bank in Chicago next year, and I'm going to know a ton of people from school, but I'd like to branch out a little bit. I'm not going to be an IB analyst (at least not for the first year), so I won't be working crazy hours and should have time.

It's a bit early to be thinking about but it came across my mind today.

Thanks.

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Aug 10, 2015

good question... any advice?

Aug 10, 2015

Connect with analysts and associates on Linkedin and then proceed to ask if they have time to have a brief informational phone call / convo over coffee. You'll be surprised at how many bankers will actually take the time.

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Aug 10, 2015

Thank you for that advice. I'll be sure to try it. Are there other places I should look other than LinkedIn?

Aug 10, 2015

Your school should have an alumni database or something that you can use.

Aug 10, 2015

We do but its not good at all and doesn't provide necessary information to reach out and contact them.

Aug 10, 2015
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