Connor Benz wrote:Ok I think I got it, and you guys can tell me if I am wrong
There is nothing wrong with emailing random alums.
However, the purpose should be to get information about the firm and a specific area of practice where I can use this information in a interview with the same firm or a another firm that does the same type of work to sound/ appear knowledgable.
In the end of all, an email to an Alum will not equate a job, but it will enhance my knowledge of a particular field of interest.
Generally, yeah. However, although unusual, sometimes such interviews can lead to employment.
Random example: a friend set up an informational interview with a partner at a boutique. Right after scheduling the informational interview, but before the meeting, an associate transferred out of the partner's firm. The partner ended up really liking my friend. Midway through, the meeting turned into a job interview and the partner ended up hiring my friend to replace the departing associate.