I want to switch career both industry and function. Although I have done some work to support my move, I would like to meet the Alumni in the same field of the schools where I want to apply. I just want to ensure that the direction I am moving is realistic and I will get the job that I seek after I pour gazillions of $$$$$ into a full time MBA.
So the question is how can I reach the Alumni, so that they answer my queries and not mark my emails as spam.
1. Try career services of schools so that they can give me some contact information.
2. Try HR of prospective companies.
3. Use social networking sites
4. Don't do anything and hope that my stars are aligned when adcom reads my essay.
Are the first two options even practical? Are they tall orders to accomplish?
I would appreciate any input?