This wednesday I am flying up to New York to visit a group of alumni and other connections that work across the BBs in IB and S&T. For the last month I have been networking with these people to set up phone calls and sell my self over the phone. I have never met 90% of these people in person. This has gone very well so I am excited about visiting these places.
For the people I am visiting in IB, for the most part they will just be getting to know me if they are alumni and will try to connect me to people they know in S&T at their banks.
For S&T alums, I will actually get to sit at a fewdesks at , , , , and . At these places, I have been told to be prepared to speak to a few Associates or MDs that have more say in the hiring process.
I have been reading WSJ, Barron's, and the Economist consistently for the last 3 weeks to be prepared for current events. About to finish reading The, and am hoping to finish the Partnership before I visit GS on friday. I also have been refining my 90 second resume pitch, market outlook, and need to work on a stock pitch.
Can anyone offer other specific advice that they think would be helpful for making these visits successful? I feel prepared, but am also very nervous since I have never had to sell my self like this before, and I have never been to New York. I am trying to meet as many people as possible and make it a great learning experience, so all advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks