Could interviewing at a group you aren't as interested in be a good strategy to break into a bank and land interviews in other groups you are more interested in (assuming you are trying your best not a prick about it)? For example suppose you are offered an interview inand upon showing up you try to get on people's good side so you can land an interview in M&A.
Has anyone heard this being done and if so how do you go about doing it? "Hi My name is X! I'm just here because I really want to get into M&A/Lev Fin/whatever..." does not sound too polite.