Undergraduate degree candidates

Why McKinsey?

By joining McKinsey, you'll work with interesting colleagues, be part of a fast-growing firm, participate in meaningful work, and strengthen the skills you need to launch your career at McKinsey and beyond.

Who do we look for?

Our undergraduates join us from many backgrounds—there is no single “right” major or course of study. Our people do share some common qualities including excellent academic performance, leadership abilities, and experience working on or off campus. We look for strong problem solvers with potential—we will teach you the rest.

What roles are available?

Undergraduates typically join as business analysts or fellows as an integral part of our client service teams. Some stay for two or three years before attending a graduate school or leaving for further work experience; some stay on and move directly into a postgraduate school role.

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting, focused on a specific function or industry (e.g., digital, implementation, operations); and New Ventures product and solution development (e.g., software engineering, product management, solution delivery).

How will you grow?

In your first two years or more, you’ll work in many industries and functions. You’ll build business knowledge and perhaps find a field you’re inspired to pursue more deeply. You will likely have the opportunity to travel and will definitely work with talented people from different cultures and backgrounds. We invest heavily in support and training—more than $100 million per year—for all firm members. Programs run the gamut from our proprietary e-learning to office or practice-based sessions to our formal global training curriculum. Coaching and mentorship is an integral part of your development at McKinsey; peers will give you feedback and partners will help you grow and plan the next several years of your career.

What comes next?

Whether you decide to stay with McKinsey for two years or 20 years, a role at McKinsey is a springboard for your career.

You will strengthen your skills—and find new ones. You will develop exceptional problem-solving, communication, and analytical skills. You will use your interests and skills to have real influence—typically quite early in your career—and to solve the problems no one else can solve.