"Unable to relay a decision to you at this time." Is there hope?

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Hi all,

Just received an e-mail from my campus recruiter after an interview with B of A Merrill Lynch for the GWIM Operations Summer Analyst Internship Program, and it stated, "The interviewers and I were impressed with your background, however I am unable to relay a decision to you at this time. I will provide you with an update on your status within the next two weeks." I understand I can wait for the response, but is this just something they say and all hope is gone? Has anyone else gotten this response and care to share how it turned out? Any advice on how I should proceed would be appreciated.

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Comments (13)

Mar 2, 2015

Sounds like you're on the wait list and they are waiting to see who accepts/rejects offers in line before you before deciding whether to make you an offer or reject you.

Mar 2, 2015

Only three possibilities. 1) Accepted 2)Wait-listed 3) Rejected

If you're accepted, you won't be getting this email.
If you're rejected, you will be getting a rejection email instead.

That narrows it down to 2).

Mar 2, 2015

Play hungry hungry hippos.

Mar 11, 2015

I have also got the same email. Did you get any kind of update from them ?

Feb 23, 2016

Have you got any updates..?

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Mar 13, 2015

Did you get any update on this?

Feb 23, 2016

Have you got any further updates from them..?

Mar 7, 2016

i just got a message from the recruiter (BofA) stating
"Hello -
Thank you for interviewing for our Final Round Interview event with Bank of America for the Technology Intern Program with our Chief Technology Organization. The interviewers and I were impressed with your background, however I am unable to relay a decision to you at this time.
Please keep me updated if you have other offers pending. I look forward to keeping in touch with you!
Thank you!"

Is this a plain reject?

Your feedback will be appreciated!

Mar 25, 2016

I also got this, after 3 weeks, I got an offer.

Mar 26, 2016

Hey fang-q thanks for responding & congratulations for the offer. I just wanted to ask you what was your follow-up process after the initial e-mail which we got. Thanks in advance ,really appreciate your help & wish you good luck.

Mar 27, 2016

Hey, actually I am the GWIMT intern program and I got this email two days after the interview in Charlotte. Then I waited for two weeks with no update, so I sent an email to my recruiter, he said that he would give me a final decision in the next two weeks. One week later, I got a phone call to tell me the news. So I think they are waiting to see if anyone would reject their offer, so maybe you could email your recruiter to ask for update. Good luck!

Nov 20, 2016

How did this turn out? Did you end up getting a reply? I am in the same situation now.

Nov 20, 2016