Networking for off-cycle in sales and trading with managing director LDN
Hi everybody, i am new to wallstreetoasis so if i make a mistake then i'm sorry but hopefully nice to meet u all! (sorry for any bad english also because i'm not native)
I applied to an off-cycle infor a bulge bracket (graduated in may 2023) and i got invited to a networking event with the sales and trading team in the bank later this month.
The person who invited me and wanted me to come is ais in charge of the desk. She came to my university last year for a talk and I emailed her about the event and she said I should come and meet her (and she said she would arrange a one-to-one meeting at the event).
I have not told her yet that I am in the off-cycle recruitment but I do not know how to tell her (or if i should tell her) that I am in this application process. I applied two months ago but I haven't heard anything since the application from the recruiters.
I thought that I can network with her and see if she can speed up the process but I do not know if this is the right process. I know that she wanted me to come and work for her desk but last year I had a very bad personal tragedy so I didn't apply because I was very mentally broken.
I was thinking that she could encourage the recruiter to give me an interview in-person but I don't know if this is possible, so I don't want to ask her for something that she cannot do.
Does anyone have any advice?