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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 ‘06

Shaun Callaghan

Partner lead
Class of ‘17

Deniz Lenger

Recruiting co-lead
Class of ‘17

Yossi Quint

Recruiting co-lead

Taylor Swanson

Recruiter

I can’t imagine a better place to launch my career than McKinsey, it’s been an invaluable experience, just like my time at Princeton.

Brandon Parry Class of '06

Campus Calendar

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Nov 15 2021
Jan 27 2022

First Year Summer Business Analyst: Applications now open!

November 15 – January 27 EST

We are now accepting applications for the First Year Summer Business Analyst internship. The internship offers first-year undergraduate students an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and consulting toolkit over the course of an approximately ten-week summer program. This internship is open to candidates who identify as African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, or members of Indigenous groups native to North America. The application deadline is Thursday, January 27th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

As part of the application process, all undergraduate candidates will be required to take a test depending on the role for which you apply. Our tests focus on job-related knowledge or abilities, such as problem-solving or coding skills.

To test intrinsic problem-solving skills, we use McKinsey’s problem-solving game, which is a gamified assessment. No preparation is required or expected for this game. We have both a video which can also be useful preparation, and a game FAQ guide.

Dec 08 2021

McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst Info Session (Option 1)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst (FYSBA) internship offers first-year undergraduate students an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and consulting toolkit over the course of a ~10-week summer program. This internship is open to candidates who identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or members of Indigenous groups native to North America.
Dec 09 2021

McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst Resume Workshop (Option 1)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst (FYSBA) internship offers first-year undergraduate students an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and consulting toolkit over the course of a ~10-week summer program. This internship is open to candidates who identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or members of Indigenous groups native to North America.
Jan 11 2022
Jan 25 2022

McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst Office Hours (weekly)

January 11, 7:00 PM – January 25, 8:00 PM EST
McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst (FYSBA) internship offers first-year undergraduate students an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and consulting toolkit over the course of a ~10-week summer program. This internship is open to candidates who identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or members of Indigenous groups native to North America.
Jan 12 2022

McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst Info Session (Option 2)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst (FYSBA) internship offers first-year undergraduate students an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and consulting toolkit over the course of a ~10-week summer program. This internship is open to candidates who identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or members of Indigenous groups native to North America.
Jan 13 2022

McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst Resume Workshop (Option 2)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst (FYSBA) internship offers first-year undergraduate students an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and consulting toolkit over the course of a ~10-week summer program. This internship is open to candidates who identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or members of Indigenous groups native to North America.
Jan 19 2022

McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst Case Workshop (Option 1)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst (FYSBA) internship offers first-year undergraduate students an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and consulting toolkit over the course of a ~10-week summer program. This internship is open to candidates who identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or members of Indigenous groups native to North America.
Jan 25 2022

McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst Case Workshop (Option 2)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst (FYSBA) internship offers first-year undergraduate students an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and consulting toolkit over the course of a ~10-week summer program. This internship is open to candidates who identify as Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or members of Indigenous groups native to North America.
Jan 27 2022

First Year Summer Business Analyst: Application Deadline

EST

We are now accepting applications for the First Year Summer Business Analyst internship. The internship offers first-year undergraduate students an opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and consulting toolkit over the course of an approximately ten-week summer program. This internship is open to candidates who identify as African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, or members of Indigenous groups native to North America. The application deadline is Thursday, January 27th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

As part of the application process, all undergraduate candidates will be required to take a test depending on the role for which you apply. Our tests focus on job-related knowledge or abilities, such as problem-solving or coding skills.

To test intrinsic problem-solving skills, we use McKinsey’s problem-solving game, which is a gamified assessment. No preparation is required or expected for this game. We have both a video which can also be useful preparation, and a game FAQ guide.

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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