Coffee with Executive Director -- any advice welcome!
Will provide more details if helpful, but basically:
- I'm a first-year undergraduate, and a little while ago my friend's dad told me he could try and get me a spring internship at a private bank. (Friend's dad does not do banking, just has friends that do.)
- My CV was passed around a bit, and now in 2 weeks, I'm going for a coffee with an executive director there -- as a sort of informal interview, I suppose. (Him and friend's dad do not know each other.)
- I've recently been gunning for spring weeks at a bunch of different banks (though unfortunately haven't landed any offers yet) so I'm decently versed with basic competency/technical questions, but that's been me basically just trying to be successful with HR/analysts. I feel that that won't be amazing help here.
- In addition, this isn't a very large bank, so it's not like there's some recruiting process that I can be fast-tracked along and I expect they rarely take in first-years. Really, I'm not sure what to expect, what he expects, and I'm trying to figure out the best ways to impress him / be successful.
- Coffee will be at the bank, should I dress full-formal? What are some core things I should be comfortable talking about / be up to speed with within financial strategies advisory, , and ? How have your similar experiences been? I would be extremely grateful for ANY advice!