Appreciate your inputs, plz.
Context: I am a rising second year MBA at one of the almost-feeder schools in North America. I couldn’t get any MBB invite during internship. I took over internal strategy in a major bank for the summer (F100).
I just had a call with an MBB partner. I reached out on email because he comes from a similar pre-MBA background. He gave me an appointment. He is not from my school though. The call was 20 minutes but he extended it to 5 more minutes as we deep dived into the industry. In the end he asked my life story, my motivations and then ended up selling why this MBB is better than the others and why I will enjoy with them. Then he asked if I attended on-campus events to which I said yes, and that I also went on a dinner with an EM/PL/Manager last month.
I have heard there is no ‘referral’ per se in FT MBA recruitment. i asked him advice to grab an invite to which he said he was the recruiting partner until 3 years ago but is not sure on timeline. I told him that it’s happening in August since 2 years now to which he said then its nearby. He asked me to keep chatting with ’our’ people and that ‘I hope you get to meet the recruitment team this time around.’
He even replied to my thank you email asking me to keep in touch and that he enjoyed my insightful discussion.
How do I take it up from here so that I get the invite? Am I reading too much into this and he was just a nice person? lol