I am a raising senior who interned at an economic consultancy this summer. The internship program is known to not give return offers.
Knowing this, I ended up doing a project for a global partner. We got coffee several times, and got along great. He complimented me on the deliverable and ended up showing it off at a meeting for the global partners.
**As the internship came to a close he said, "I hope you think about applying here. Let me know and I will be happy to give you a referral".
My question is logistically, how do I bring this up this recruiting season without sounding crass?