How to Lose a 2Y in 9 Emails

By Warren Yates '15
This exchange is a work of pure fiction.

 

From: Nyles Bockhauser
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:57 AM
To: Tess Young
Subject: (no subject)

Hey Tess,
Great job speaking at the 2Y panel today! You might remember me, I was the one who asked the panel to say their favorite thing about their summers. By the way, I thought your comment about the importance of not following the crowd was super insightful and I wrote it in my notebook. I’m emailing because I know you worked at The McGoogle Sachs Group and I just watned to know if you would be free for a coffee chat sometime?

-Nyles


 

From: Tess Young
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:04 AM

To: Nyles Bockhauser
Subject: Re: (no subject)

Hi Nyles,

Thanks for coming to the panel! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Sure, we can meet for coffee sometime. I’m trying to accommodate a lot of first-years, so I’ve set up a spreadsheet here with dates, times, and locations. Please pick a slot and send me a meeting request.

Thanks,
Tess Young

Chicago Booth MBA Candidate | Class of 2015
tyoung44@chicagobooth.edu | 312.002.1252


From: Nyles Bockhauser
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:19 PM
To: Tess Young
Subject: Re: Re: (no subject)

Hey Tess,
I’m not sure what all of that meant but can we just meet tomorrow at Harper at 1 pm?


From: Tess Young
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:13 PM
To: Nyles Bockhauser
Subject: Re: Re: Re: (no subject)

Hi Nyles,
Sure. I went ahead and took care of the spreadsheet. Let’s meet in the student lounge from 1-1:25pm. Please be punctual as I have a class with Kaplan at 1:30 and I need to be on time. I’ll meet you next to the pool tables.

Tess Young
Chicago Booth MBA Candidate | Class of 2015
tyoung44@chicagobooth.edu | 312.002.1252


From: Nyles Bockhauser
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:06 PM
To: Tess Young
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: (no subject)

Thank you!!!


From: Tess Young
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:08 PM
To: Nyles Bockhauser
Subject: Are we still on?

Are we still on? Call me at 312.002.1252. You might consider putting your phone number in your email signature. Or having an email signature.

Tess Young
Chicago Booth MBA Candidate | Class of 2015
tyoung44@chicagobooth.edu | 312.002.1252


From: Nyles Bockhauser
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:14 PM
To: Tess Young
Subject: Re: Are we still on?

Omw!


From: Nyles Bockhauser
Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:46 PM
To: Tess Young
Subject: Make-up meeting
Attachment: my_mba_resume_v1.docx

Hey Tess,
Since we started 18 minutes late last time, can you meet me again to review my resume? I’ve attached the latest draft. This time we should be really clear on where we’re meeting. Last time I wasted time waiting by the fireplace because you said student lounge.

-Nyles


From: Nyles Bockhauser
Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:33 PM
To: Tess Young
Subject: Re: Make-up meeting
Attachment: my_mba_resume_v1_fixed.docx

Oops, just noticed (and fixed) a typo on the second page. Updated rsume attached! Please let me know when you’re free ASAP as I’ll be busy tonight. Sunday night is my time to take a break from email.