The biggest key is finding a receptive audience. Meeting a president or CEO doesn’t matter if you’re unable to connect, make a good impression, and build rapport.
Relationships are mutual, therefore you have to meet people open to them. Although most people will kindly meet interns, not everyone has the time for a meaningful relationship. Secondly,
… you need to find individuals with compatible core beliefs.
Making a great connection and joining a firm is somewhat short-sided if you are not in an environment where you can be successful.
So better your chances of success by consistently meeting good people. When you find someone you mesh with, ask if there is someone they suggest you speak with. As the old adage goes, birds of a feather flock together.