Dr. James Jones, professor of economics at Salisbury University, suggested that I contact you. He thought that, as an alumna, you would be in an excellent position to assist me with a career decision.
As an economics student, I am exploring which career path to pursue. Securities, trading, and investment banking work all sound interesting to me at this point, but I want to go into my campus interviews next semester with a clear sense of direction. I would like to get your advice on the long-term career implications of each path as well as a better understanding on the day-to-day activities of a broker.
I shall call you next week to see if we can arrange a brief meeting at your convenience. Thank you for considering my request.