Sample Introduction Email
Dear Mr. Smith,
I am a Communications student in my junior year at DePauw University and retrieved your contact information from the Alumni Online Directory, which is maintained by the Office of Alumni Engagement at DePauw.
According to your profile, you have extensive experience in marketing and public relations in the non-profit sector, and I am very interested in entering this field. If you are willing, I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about your career path and to gain any insight you may have on ways that I can best prepare myself while still in college for this type of career.
I am more than happy to speak with you via email, over the phone, or in person, and am willing to do so at a date and time that is most convenient for you. If you have any questions please let me know, and I look forward to hearing from you.