Coffee Chat before Superday?

I have a scheduled superday for full-time IBD.

Would it be overkill to ask my contacts at this firm for a referral to other Analysts to grab coffee or have a conversation before the superday? I have availability and a very strong interest in this firm, and would like to demonstrate that interest before the superday.

Additionally, I am in conversation with two alum from my college at this firm for a quick phone or email conversation to introduce myself.

Comments (5)

 
Oct 10, 2018 - 9:31pm

Showing interest is good, but there is a fine line between being eager and being obnoxious. If you already have contacts at the firm (who seem to be high enough up), they will be the ones advocating for you come decision time, not the analysts.

That said, if you actually want to learn more about the firm, sure reach out to analysts. Don't go overboard though because everyone is busy and nobody like a try-hard.

At this point in the process, it's much more of how well you can deliver on the superday rather than how many connections you've made.

 
Oct 10, 2018 - 9:39pm

Certainly, that seems to be my thinking as well. I have updated an MD alum, with a brief email, but do not expect a response. This is a mid-size firm, so I think the analysts have far more sway than a BB.

I'm erring on the side of just updating my contact to say I have received the superday. I'm sure the Analyst is busy, and any further requests will likely be annoying

 
Oct 10, 2018 - 9:46pm

Yeah sounds like you have a good handle of things. Definitely reach out to let them know you received a superday and that you look forward to the opportunity to interview, thanking them for their time.

Again, if you actually do want to learn more about the firm and culture, etc. before the superday, then do reach out to more people. Otherwise you should be good.

Best of luck!

 
Oct 10, 2018 - 9:52pm

Great, will do.

I have a fairly good handle on culture, certainly enough information to perform well during a superday. I've spent the last two years of undergrad in investing/CFA type role, so performing well during the superday will be essential.

If you have any advice on superdays, I would be most appreciative. I have a good grip on Mergers & Inquisitions material, 10-Ks, and other textbook CorpFin/Accounting concepts.

Cheers!

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