MD ignored my emails but got hired by his boss

I got a summer internship on the trading floor. I got a tour on the trading floor this week and I saw one of the MD who ignored my emails. To make it worst I spoke with him before and he started ignoring my emails after inquiring about the summer internship. The MD (who is not my boss) will sit across me and I am not sure how to go about it when I am introduced to him,

I feel like I will be in an awkward position. Any tips would help?

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Feb 9, 2019

Don't make it awkward and act like it never happened... You can't conclude that he was ignoring you. The one worst thing you can do in this industry and assume and make the work environment awkward for yourself and to everyone else around you. You need toughen up if you want to last in this industry.

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Feb 16, 2019

It is all in your head man...just act normal.

MDs have so much going on this guy's probably already forgotten about the little interaction with you...

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Feb 16, 2019

You're overthinking it. The dude has more important things to worry about and probably talks to hundreds of kids per year. He might not even remember you in all honesty.

Feb 19, 2019
NuclearPenguins:

He won't remember you in all honesty.

fixed that for you

unless you had a one night stand, no reason to feel awkward bro

Feb 17, 2019

I wouldn't be 100% sure he 'ignored' your emails. He may have even helped.

Sure, he didn't respond.

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Feb 19, 2019
I3DCashStaffer:

I wouldn't be 100% sure he 'ignored' your emails. He may have even helped.

Sure, he didn't respond.

This is a good point - have had a couple times where I emailed a Director/MD and received no response then a couple weeks later I get an email from the VP in charge of hiring or HR asking for an interview.

Feb 17, 2019

He probably doesn't even remember it. As others have said, he probably gets hundreds of kids emailing him. It's pretty easy to see an email, think "I'm busy I'll respond to this when I have time" and totally forget because you have a million things going on.

If you introduce yourself (and you haven't met him in-person, but spoke to him over the phone), after getting the names out of the way, you could say "I'm not sure if you remember me, but we spoke over the phone and you provided me with some really helpful advice on XYZ...". Essentially, be friendly and don't make it awkward.

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Feb 17, 2019

Guaranteed he forgot or ready our email on his phone and forgot to re-mark it as unread.

Feb 17, 2019

I wouldn't worry about it. Even when doing deals with important people you'll send them email after email trying to close the damn deal.

Then when you get them on the phone "sorry I was meaning to respond."

or my personal favorite when I was selling cybersecurity. "Sorry man we were being hacked, all good now. Yeah let's talk."

Unless you offended him in some way I really wouldn't worry. I really doubt he even remembers you.

Feb 19, 2019

Well that must have been an easy sell?

Feb 17, 2019

Not always

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Feb 19, 2019

It's probably going to be super awkward in the beginning. I would advise you not to talk to him or make eye-contact the first three weeks of your internship. If he starts talking to you, don't reply - you don't want to make the situation worse!

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Feb 19, 2019

Not sure why the Monkey Shit, this is clearly the only way to handle this.

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Feb 19, 2019

I am sometimes bad with names and if i dont 100% remember the name + face - i will ignore

i would not overthink it

Feb 19, 2019

He probably doesn't even remember you. You are NOTHING to him. Just pretend like it didn't happen and move on

Feb 19, 2019

I doubt he even remembers who you are, don't worry about it. A MD ignored all of my emails, and I ended up getting an interview with the company by networking with other people, and that MD was one of my interviewers. It was completely fine, and the MD was actually the one who ended up calling me with the job offer.

Just don't take it too personally, these guys probably have hundreds of kids emailing them everyday asking to chat. They can't answer all of them.

Feb 20, 2019

A lot of people here offered a great perspective on this. I will keep this in mind when it feels like i'm emailing into the abyss.

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Feb 20, 2019
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