Non-target shotgun approach for internship applications

I am a junior from an extreme non-target state school, with interest in consulting. I am applying for summer internships and have one MBB referral, but I want to have options in case I don't end up with a consulting internship. Unfortunately, my opportunities for on-campus recruiting are limited. Very few companies that I am interested in actually come to my school. I am planning on applying to as many Fortune 500 corp strat/corp dev and corp finance internships as possible. All of this will be done online. I would like to know if anyone else has tried this and how well they think it will work.
Here is some info on me: Finance junior 4.02 GPA (some classes offer A+)
One internship for a major defense contractor (Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon) where I actually got to do some business development work and have had a few opportunities to advise startups.
Thanks for the help

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Nov 27, 2015 - 10:12pm

Reach out to them and get on the phone. Follow-up and ask for them to put you in touch with their colleagues so you can continue learning about the firm. Go visit one of their offices and request two or three meetings with people in person through the HR department. Also in regards to HR, reach out to the recruiter and ask if they can put you in touch with anyone, alumni or not. If you want it bad enough, you'll do any tactic to network and get your resume into the interview stack.

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