I'm planning a trip to nyc and have a list of contacts. I'm reaching out to them with the intent of meeting for coffee so that they can provide me advice on breaking into IB.
As of right now, I'm trying to build relationships with these people but that doesn't seem to be an effective way to get a full time position. I like to think I have a decent understanding of the networking process, but I seem to come out of the coffee chats with nothing other than a new contact.
So what do I hope to gain out of these informational interviews/coffee chats that can put me a step closer to an IB position? Do I ask them outright if they are looking for anyone? Do i ask for another contact? Even though i likely wont be able to meet them?