I met up with an MD at afor coffee today and it didn't really go well. Some preface: this was my first time meeting someone above an analyst in the industry so the nerves were definitely a factor in this.
We meet up and its going great but then I essentially blank out when he asks me why Investment Banking. I had a whole response written out prior about why I chose to study finance, why my background led me to where I am and where I want to go. That all went out the window and I said some shit about client interactions. I think. Anyways it went down hill from here. He followed that up with a question on whether I like chess or blackjack more. I played blackjack last weekend so I went with that without much hesitation. He said no wrong answers but boy I was wrong. He then went on for around 5 minutes on why an Investment Banker would pick chess. Whoops. So the conversation wasn't really the best and he suggested I apply to more than just his BB and to not forget about middle market and boutique firms. Also he highly stressed I should apply to junior analyst programs upon graduation as I come from a non target and its my best bet in.
How do you all feel this went and how should I try to recover from my mess ups?