VC Internships on Handshake - should I be networking?

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Hi everyone, I'm currently applying to some VC internships at smaller (less than 50 people) firms listed directly on my school's Handshake site. I was wondering if I should be networking with people at the firm for these sort of postings? I know that in banking, networking with analysts is key to getting them to pull out your resume from the pile for recruiters, but I was wondering if a similar process applied to VC as well. I'm sure it varies from firm to firm but I was just wondering if that was the approach I should be taking in general.

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Aug 27, 2019

Hey swamp2021, sorry about the delay, but are any of these useful:

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If those topics were completely useless, don't blame me, blame my programmers...

Sep 6, 2019
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