Face to face with a Managing Director

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Rank: Baboon | 100

My background isn't IB but I graduated from an elite school. I've been working for about a year. I found my self cold calling last week and recently got in touch with a managing director at a bulge bracket bank. I don't currently work in IB but am definitely very interested. The MDR invited me to come down later in the week to meet with him face to face. I don't live near NYC but the networking opportunity is one that I don't want to miss out on. So I took off work and agreed. Do MDRs do this often with people cold calling them? What should I expect for this meeting/how should I prepare? From my understanding IB typically hires right out of undergrad or right out of business school, so there would be a small chance that this is about a job opening, correct?

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Apr 29, 2014

Sounds good. How'd you find out his contact info if you don't mind me asking? I'm genuinely curious haha

Apr 29, 2014

If anything, I'd coldcall a bit more and schedule more. You never know what might pop up - keep it casual, mention you're interested, and just take it as a coffee chat. Do not, by any means, grill him on specific topics.

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Apr 29, 2014
torchic:

If anything, I'd coldcall a bit more and schedule more. You never know what might pop up - keep it casual, mention you're interested, and just take it as a coffee chat. Do not, by any means, grill him on specific topics.

Agreed. He's honestly trying to just meet you. I've seen informal coffee times go bad when people start asking odd stuff like "so what does your firm have to offer vs. firm XYZ." If you wouldn't say it to a friend, you probably shouldn't do it.

Apr 29, 2014

I see. Except from alumni data, where else can get senior level managers' contact?

Apr 29, 2014
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