I just attended a networking event/reception from an MBB office via Zoom. There were only 20 Participants and around 9 Consultants. The event was started with a normal introduction to the firm. Then we were broken down into a breakout room. I delivered a question to every room that I attend. Overall, the consultant said that my question was great. Although I don't build any personal connection since it was breakout room so it was more like a group conversation but I already contributed to the group discussion with an impactful question
(Thanks to the experts of this forum especially Ian, Clara, Francesco, Robert, Udayan for answering my previous thread on creating the questions). My questions are
1. I plan to send them a LinkedIn message (especially the consultant who answered my questions and said reach me out for further details). What kind of message should I send? Thank them for sharing their experience? Telling them their answer/experience is interesting and asking to follow up questions.
2. What is your general advice on constructing this message?
Note: Being honest I don't have any specific question at this time but I want to build a connection with them so might be in the future I can ask them for referral or case practice 3-4 months from now. I don't even think about referral since I think my resume will pas the resume screening due to the nature of this event so I probably want to push more on case practice.
3.Also, How many consultants should I send messages to?
4. In terms of HR, I plan to ask their suggestion on when should I apply. Is it okay to explain that I will apply just before my graduation in December since currently, I don't have time to prepare as I am still working on my research?
Thank you so much. This forum proved me once again on extra miles that I can get by joining this. Thank you