I'm a sophomore having trouble networking for IB. At this point, I've only talked to 1-2 alums at around 15 banks, which I feel like isn't enough for Summer 2022 recruiting.
Right now, I have ~20% response rate. I'm wondering if my cold email is bad or if the timing is off (I usually send it Tues-Thurs 9-11AM). Here's what I've been sending (tweaked from previous WSO posts):
Hope you are well! My name is YYY, and I'm a sophomore at [university] studying finance. I'm interested in [specific group] investment banking and found your profile via mutual connections on LinkedIn, where I noticed [something in common]. I understand you're busy, but I'd love to hear about your experience working at [bank name] in [specific city]. Are you free to hop on the phone to chat sometime this week?
Also, the big question: do I attach my resume or not? I currently don't have a Summer 2021 internship yet and no prior finance work experience, but as an overview: my GPA is > 3.9 at top target, I'm majoring in finance, and EC's/leadership are relevant but not super standout.
Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!