How to stop interns from networking with you?
I work at my bank's M&A group and there's an intern (this particular internship goes through the school year) who keeps trying to network with me.
For context, this person works in an entirely different group (I don't know their work and will not work together), and just keeps messaging me for coffee/to chit chat.
I've alreadyto talk about my job with them, but really don't have an interest to meet again. The person wants a referral to my team, but I'm not willing to give it, don't want to bat for them, and also think they have low situational awareness.
At some point people have to realize others have work and life to do and they are not in the office to chit chat with you/you can't get a job by chatting, and learn to read the room a bit…
What's the best way for me to shake them off?Appreciate advice.