Mixed signals on follow ups????

Hey, I'm a 2nd year finance major at a semi target in Canada and I emailed a IBanker for coffee and didn't get a response, then followed up and he asked me to follow up in 2 weeks cuz things are busy. So I followed up after 2 weeks and haven't heard anything back. Do I follow up again or move on?? 

Any advice is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Mar 17, 2021 - 2:23am

Try again. Worst case is that he declines the coffee due to some reason or another. If you don't contact him he wont be in your network - and follow up rarely damages someone's impression of you.

Send him a short email and ask if it's possible to schedule a talk sometime down the road.

I'm sure he gets flooded by emails and work can easily get hectic. Realistically he might have simply forgotten.

However I would advice not to mention that he missed the last meeting - just agree on another date and pretend like nothing happened unless he brings it up and provides a reason to why he couldn't make it.

Mar 19, 2021 - 10:54pm

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