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.
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."
Why I think he hasn't replied:
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.
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.