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Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Consultants at McKinsey play an active role in many aspects of client engagements, including fact gathering, analysis, client communications, making recommendations, and implementation. Undergraduates typically join us as business analysts or fellows as an integral part of our client service teams.

Some stay for 2 or 3 years before attending graduate school or gaining further work experience, others stay on and move directly into a post-graduate school role. In the Business Analyst or Fellow role you will collaborate with senior consultants, client managers, and executives on every part of the consulting process, from brainstorming ideas to working side-by-side with clients to implement team recommendations.

You can join McKinsey with or without an alignment to a specific type of work. Generalists are not aligned to any specific function or industry and typically work on a variety of projects. Practice consultants join a functional group (such as digital, marketing and sales, operations, etc.) and dedicate most of their work to this focus.

In a tech role at McKinsey, including Software Engineers, Data Engineers and Data Scientists, you’ll be part of an agile, close-knit team dedicated to helping you and your team perform at your best.  Working with McKinsey’s clients -- some of the world’s most innovative and influential organizations -- you’ll develop our analytics, data, and management products, collaborating with consultants to apply them in our client work.

Recruiting Team

Class of ‘13

Shahed Al-Haque

Recruiting lead
Class of ‘16

Mary Delaney

Recruiting co-lead

Edzen Cortez


Years ago McKinsey consultants guided me through my recruiting process at MIT and now I’m excited to help MIT students do the same.

Claudio Brasca Class of '04

Campus Calendar

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Dec 31 2021

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January 01 – December 31

We are currently working on a menu of virtual options for you to attend and we’d love to have your updated information—resume, location, practice, and role interests, et cetera—so we can provide you with options that are best tailored to your interests. If you are interested in keeping in touch with us and engaging with us throughout the spring, please submit this quick form. We will be in touch soon with additional resources and pertinent event details.

We would like to emphasize that though this survey collects academic and professional information, this is not an application to apply for a role and information submitted to this form is intended to get to know you prior to fall recruiting. Participation is completely voluntary and your responses will be processed in accordance with McKinsey’s data protection and privacy policy.

May 10 2021

Make Your Own McKinsey - Our Dynamic Staffing Model

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join McKinsey business analysts and our incredible team of professional development managers to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can truly make your own McKinsey through leveraging our dynamic staffing model.
May 11 2021

Make Your Own McKinsey - Third-year Opportunities

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can truly make your own McKinsey by taking advantage of a variety of third-year opportunities for business analysts. Ranging from external secondments to business school, to internal rotations, or becoming a manager, your third year at the firm will serve to springboard your career in whichever direction you choose!
May 12 2021

McKinsey Sector Spotlight - Oil & Gas

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
McKinsey brings an unparalleled depth of experience from decades of work in the world’s major energy hubs. We have led projects in a variety of topics, including portfolio strategy, regulatory and policy-making, commercial excellence, contracting and trading, capital productivity, organization, and digital and advanced analytics.
May 19 2021

Careers at McKinsey Digital × Japan

Wednesday, May 19, 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. JST (Wednesday, May 19, 4:45 a.m. – 6:15 a.m. ET)
McKinsey Japan is hosting webinars for Japanese-speaking undergraduate students in overseas universities. This will provide a great opportunity for you to learn more about McKinsey's Japan office and connect with our consultants to hear about their careers and experience working at the firm. All webinars will be conducted in Japanese.
May 25 2021

McKinsey Sector Spotlight – Healthcare

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
The Healthcare Systems & Services Practice serves private and statutory health insurers, hospitals, large physician groups, employers, national health systems, government entities, and large employers on topics that will provide opportunities for our clients to achieve substantial, lasting improvement in their performance.
May 26 2021

McKinsey Enlisted Veterans Forum

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET

Are you an Enlisted Veteran currently enrolled in Undergrad? Are you interested in learning more about a career in Consulting? Please join us for the McKinsey Enlisted Veterans Forum on Wednesday, May 26 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET.

You’ll have a chance to hear from fellow Veterans and senior leaders at the Firm and learn more about how your experience in the military could translate into a role in consulting.

Jun 08 2021

McKinsey Sector Spotlight – Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
The Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practice serves leading global institutions on the most critical challenges they are facing in the pharmaceuticals, medical products, and biologics industries, whether it be by maximizing commercial value, helping to build R&D capabilities, driving opportunities across the value chain for generics, or helping clients to transform their medical affairs function.
Jun 24 2021

McKinsey Sector Spotlight - Public & Social Sector

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Public and Social sector organizations are key to societal and economic progress and well-being. We work with social sector and government organizations to deliver Change that Matters to citizens, driving transformations that have a significant, positive impact on society. Our focus has been on education, economic development, public health, philanthropy, and cities and infrastructure.
Jul 07 2021

McKinsey Sector Spotlight - Digital & Technology

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
McKinsey drives transformation and builds businesses by bringing together the capabilities needed to help organizations grow and thrive in the digital age. We help our clients harness the power of data and artificial intelligence, modernize core technology and capitalize on new technology, optimize and automate operations, fuel digital growth, and build digital talent and culture.

Opportunities for Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Undergraduates typically join us as business analysts or fellows as an integral part of our client service teams. Some stay for 2 or 3 years before attending graduate school or gaining further work experience, others stay on and move directly into a post-graduate school role.

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting, focused on a specific function or industry (such as digital, marketing and sales, and operations); and tech roles, including software engineers, data scientists, among other positions.

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