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Feb 26, 2018

I've had success with something simple like that plus I always put how I connect like "- School Name Student" at the end

Feb 26, 2018

I'd saying something like [ ] Reaching out, and use some sort of connection. i.e. if you both went to the same college, you can say 'X' College Student Reaching Out. Otherwise, I'd just title it as "Student Reaching Out".

The goal is to catch their attention with something you guys have in common, otherwise doesn't matter too much IMO

Feb 27, 2018

I've had the most success with this as well. If any connection, definitely work that in. Otherwise, try to work in what you are aiming for (SA, FT, lateral, etc.)

Feb 26, 2018

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Feb 26, 2018

"Reaching out" has worked well for me. Just explain the connection (school, fraternity, club, etc.) in the first sentence of the e-mail.

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Feb 27, 2018

As a non target this has worked for me the best and half the time whoever i contacted was very friendly and willing to help.

Feb 26, 2018

"Coffee to Connect?"

Feb 26, 2018

"Single, Blonde, ?"

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Feb 26, 2018

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Feb 26, 2018

Sup?

Feb 28, 2018

"Wats gucci" seemed to do wonders for me.

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Feb 27, 2018

Would advise against putting "informational interview". The point of these chats are obviously to have them structured as informational interviews but you need to remember that you're there to develop a relationship with the banker, so put something like "Potential coffee / call". Might seem a bit ridiculous but shows that you're not just looking to gouge out a first round interview lead but rather are there to get to know the person. You should get some positive reception from this

Feb 27, 2018

Yeah I realized that was my mistake. Thanks.

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Feb 27, 2018

Pro tip alert !

Send your first email something like "[University] Junior - Reaching Out" and ALWAYS, I repeat ALWAYS follow up 1-2 weeks later by replying to your own email so the title and email body looks something as following:

RE: [University] Junior - Reaching Out

I reached a few weeks ago, but we were unable to connect at the time. I understand that you must be fairly busy, but would you possibly have the time to connect with a quick call sometime over the next couple of weeks? I am very interested in learning more about XYZ.

Underneath you should see your first email (because you are replying to your initial one)

The response rate is at least 4x higher when doing this. People tend to respond much better to the RE: emails because 1: you always read these and 2: people respect the hustle. hit me up if you want some other pro tips.

good luck

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Feb 27, 2018

"Hey, stud"

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Feb 27, 2018

"Reaching out" always gave me a decent response rate

Feb 27, 2018

Quick Chat - Student

Feb 28, 2018

anything that is not "beautiful women from Thailand that want to meet" or "rising junior breaking into _ looking network." Ideally you have some mutual connection. Otherwise any random email just says "you have coat tails, I want to ride them." In order to avoid that be up front, courteous and flexible to the intended targets calendar.

Feb 28, 2018
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