First Year Diversity Programs

McKinsey is committed to building the leaders of tomorrow, which means creating teams that reflect the diversity of the world and our clients.

2023 First-Year Programs

We are excited to introduce two programs for first-year undergraduate students in spring 2023:

  • Up Next, sponsored by McKinsey’s Black and Indigenous networks
  • El Futuro, sponsored by our Hispanic and Latino Network

Both are immersive two-day virtual workshops during which attendees will explore the potential of a career in consulting, refine their problem-solving and leadership skills, and connect with members of our diversity networks.

Through interactive activities, case workshops, panels, and networking events, attendees will learn about our work, culture, and people.

Event Details

Up Next: May 18-19, 2023

El Futuro: June 1-2, 2023

Both events are virtual. The approximate schedule is as follows:

Evening prior: Optional mixer event

Day 1: 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Day 2: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

Applications and Selection Process

In order to be considered for Up Next or El Futuro, please sign up for Connect with McKinsey and be sure to include your interest in the relevant diversity and inclusion networks. Connect with McKinsey submissions must be completed by April 13, 2023 for Up Next, and by May 3, 2023 for El Futuro. All invitees will be selected from the Connect with McKinsey applicant pool.

We are looking to get to know undergraduate first-years who:

  • want to connect with members of our Black, Hispanic and Latino, and Indigenous networks
  • have an outstanding record of academic achievement and plan to graduate in 2026 from a four-year institution in the United States
  • demonstrate strong campus involvement and leadership capabilities
  • actively seek ways to maximize their own potential
  • enjoy problem-solving and creative thinking
  • thrive when working in teams

Candidates will be notified if they are being invited according to the following timeline:

  • Up Next: Starting April 17, 2023
  • El Futuro: Starting May 8, 2023

These events are just two of our many global programs aimed at helping candidates get to know McKinsey better. Keep checking our Real Life at McKinsey Facebook page and our Careers blog for more information regarding other upcoming events and initiatives. If you are interested in learning more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit our Diversity and Inclusion website.

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