Alumnus Answered, Then Ignored

I messaged a high school alumnus who works in IB on LinkedIn:

Me: (Introduce myself and ask for career advice)

Alumnus: "I actually do [remember you]! It would take quite a while to type, so lets get on a call for a quick chat.
Best,
Alumnus"

Me: (Explain why a mobile-to-mobile call is not possible, only Skype) (We live in different countries)

Alumnus: "Ah, well to not overcomplicate things...(explains how to get into banking)

Give me a quick run down on your circumstances so I can taylor what I say a bit more. What you study, where etc."

Me: (Give him a run down on my circumstances)...

..."I actually applied to Bank's internship yesterday. Bank has long attracted me for its x, y, and z. I am hoping to get accepted into its internship program to gain firsthand exposure to Investment Banking and Bank's businesses."

Alumnus: Read

Why I think he hasn't replied:

  1. My "run down" was 200 words long, maybe he didn't bother reading it. My circumstances are irregular, so I had some explaining to do.

  2. I applied to the internship he advised me to apply to before he mentioned it. After I mentioned to him that I applied to the internship, he thought he's done helping me.

How should I proceed? My goal is for him to push my resume to HR.

Comments (5)

 
Oct 24, 2017 - 8:10pm

Wait a couple days then follow up? Alumni dont always respond and arent always willing to meet or speak with current students. Ive had an alumni schedule 4-5 phone calls AFTER i was referred by someone who he worked with for 2 years and blow off every single one of them. He then stated we should meet in person, proceeded to ignore three more of my messages over a month span. Alumni can be shitty sometimes.

 
Oct 24, 2017 - 9:34pm

A week has passed. I don't know what to say exactly.

"Did you have a chance to look at my previous message?" is pointless.

He did tell me how to get into banking (I already knew the process), but he didn't tell me he's going to help me by pushing my application to HR (my goal).

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