This email is a sample to use when writing your own personal (hint: don't copy this) email to networking contacts.

Dear Mr. Gomez,

I am a junior at Stonehill College. Through the Handshake Mentor Database, I found that you work as an Associate at XYZ Company. I am intrigued by this career path, and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to ask you a few questions about how you got to where you are today. I would love to schedule a time to ask you a few questions over the phone, if you have an available half hour in the next few weeks. You can reach me at this email or at 508-565-0000. I greatly appreciate your time!

Sincerely,

Stonehill Student