Coffee Chats and COVID-19

Intern in Other

This may be a really stupid question, but with spring break coming up, I was planning of heading to NY and having a few coffee chats - would all the panic around COVID-19 dissuade bankers from coming out and meeting? Just wanted to hear some opinions before I send out those emails and ask.

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Mar 8, 2020

Also considering the same thing... but I'm wondering if it's worth it/safe to fly to NY right now from the West Coast.

  • Intern in Other
Mar 8, 2020

Forgot about something else - going for that handshake might be kinda awkward

Mar 9, 2020

fist bump and shout out corona

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Mar 8, 2020

Just give the banker a fistbump. Keeps germs away und you will be bros from there on out

Mar 9, 2020

It might. It might not. Send those networking emails.

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Mar 9, 2020

This is the answer. We've been told to limit any travel / meetings / etc related to work. Some people may take that warning seriously and use it as an excuse to not meet up with people for networking. Some people may not be concerned and say yes. You never know which way each individual will lean, so you might as well make the effort to send out networking requests either way.

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Mar 9, 2020
Intern in Other:

would all the panic around COVID-19 dissuade bankers from coming out and meeting? Just wanted to hear some opinions before I send out those emails and ask.

Most likely not. Just send the emails.

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 11, 2020
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