I just heard back from a well known MMfirm I applied to 3 weeks ago, and I didn't get the internship for a position. I asked for feedback back, so that I could improve for future interviews, and the woman on the other end of the firm pulled up my file and started reading the comments.
Woman: "You're going to be frustrated when you hear this. All of the comments listed say ' love the military background, but too much leadership experience...is too mature.'" (Basically that I am over qualified as an analyst)
Silence for about 5 seconds
I pressed her to list some of the negatives that she may have felt uncomfortable telling me, but she said that none were listed. I then listed some of the reasons I thought my experience was a positive thing, how it demonstrated my ability to work hard, etc.
Woman: "Lets put a pause on your decision. I'm going to go and talk to the people who said maybe, and give you a final answer on Friday."
My question: I'm flying into the area next Friday, and I was thinking of sending an e-mail asking for the opportunity to meet and do another final round of interviews to discuss some of the concerns they have. Since its on my dime, I just need them to give me a time to be there. Seeing as how I just turned a "No" into a "Maybe," is it wise for me to make this suggestion tonight?
My background: Im a 6 year veteran of the US Navy. I had a stellar career. I am currently an undergraduate sophomore at an Ivy majoring in Econ. Myis 3.5.