Diversity Connect 2023

Diversity Connect supports the professional interests and growth of students who are pursuing a PhD, postdoc, MD and/or JD degree, with a focus on topics that may be of particular interest to individuals who self-identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American.

At McKinsey & Company, we believe that a diverse, inclusive culture enriches our creativity, innovation, and problem-solving abilities. We are excited to meet diverse advanced professional degree (APD) candidates who strive for meaningful change at our Diversity Connect event.

The two-day Diversity Connect virtual event includes an overview of management consulting and McKinsey today, small, interactive case workshops, activities to sharpen your interview skills, and engaging social activities, as well as exciting panels and speakers. You'll also have the opportunity to make personal connections with colleagues from our host networks: the McKinsey Black Network, Hispanic and Latino Network, and Indigenous at McKinsey. 

We hope you’ll join us for this opportunity to learn about consulting and McKinsey and connect with your APD peers alongside a group of inspiring McKinsey professionals.


Successful applicants will have strong academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and proven leadership ability. We are looking for students who are accomplished and well-rounded with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

To apply for the Diversity Connect event, you are:

  • a student in a US-based program who resides in the United States at the time of the event
  • set to receive your PhD, post-doctorate degree, MD, or JD degree in 2024

Individuals who self-identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American are especially encouraged to apply.

Graduate programs include:

  • medical students, interns, residents, and fellows who plan to complete their program in 2024
  • PhD and post-doctorate students who plan to complete their program in 2024
  • master’s students who previously obtained an MD and plan to complete their master’s degree in 2024

Application details:

  • current resume (in PDF format)
  • a cover letter is not needed
  • no business experience is required

Eligible candidates may apply to both Diversity Connect & Insight events. If selected, you may only attend one program. You will be asked to specify which program you are most interested in attending in your application.

Program details:

Diversity Connect is a virtual event that will take place March 31 - April 1, 2023. Event details will be shared once you are selected to attend.

The program will offer:

  • personal connections with colleagues from our host networks: the McKinsey Black Network, Hispanic and Latino Network, and Indigenous at McKinsey 
  • an overview of management consulting and McKinsey today
  • an interactive case workshop activity
  • social activities and connections with McKinsey colleagues and fellow participants

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at McKinsey

Diversity and inclusion aren’t departments, efforts, or projects. They’re how we live, what we respect, and a fundamental aspect of our success. We offer more than 20 affinity networks, groups, and communities for colleagues with shared identities and backgrounds that provide a welcoming environment where mentorship and community create an unparalleled sense of belonging and growth. We invite you to learn more about some of our affinity groups, including our Black and Hispanic and Latino networks, on our website.

Application deadline is Tuesday, March 7, 2023. All applicants will be notified in mid-March 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Diversity Connect is a unique recruiting event that is special to McKinsey. Real-time scenarios throughout the program showed what a consulting career looks like and the entire experience validated my interest to join McKinsey. The connections were so genuine that some of the faculty are now my mentors at the firm.

Toun Olateju, Associate, Washington, DC MD, Igbinedion University, Okada
PhD, Epidemiology & MHS, Health Economics, Johns Hopkins University
MPH, Global Health, Harvard University

Diversity Connect was an incredible opportunity for me to experience the culture and values of McKinsey in a truly authentic and genuine setting. The program not only enabled both faculty and attendees to connect over shared experiences but also provided a clear view of the amazing and diverse communities that exist within McKinsey and how they work together to achieve big goals.

Kofi Johnson, Associate, Boston PhD, Computational Biology & Medicine, Cornell University
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