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“Moving to something completely different is certainly less comfortable than continuing at a job you know well. Nobody looks forward to being the rookie in the room. However, it's necessary for experienced professionals to ask: “What else is out there? Is my current industry or role all I can do?” At McKinsey, you can apply your skills to problems of exceptional scale—challenges that aren’t available in a standard career. When I joined the firm, I got ownership and responsibilities on day one and a ton of support and mentorship from my colleagues.”

Mariana, engagement manager, Bucharest

“After working in different industries, I wanted to find a place where I could quickly develop and solve business problems at different levels. I spent a year reading and talking to people from different backgrounds, from lawyers and crisis managers to psychologists. One day, I met a man who applied to McKinsey, and I was inspired by his story. I realized I wanted to become a consultant to help business leaders cope with their challenges.”

Anna, implementation coach, Moscow

“I am part of McKinsey’s design community of more than 450 people, where I’ve built relationships with fellow designers across Europe and abroad. The ability to tap a highly specialized designer at a moment’s notice has been tremendously beneficial to my learning and growth.”

Kevin, interaction designer, London

“I grew up in Thailand and went to King’s College London and the London School of Economics, earning degrees in business management and finance. After school, I joined the Management Associate program at Citibank, where I rotated into different departments every few months to gain experience in corporate and retail banking. I joined McKinsey because I wanted to challenge myself working on difficult and material problems, and contribute to society in a meaningful way. In addition to being a member of a Green Team in my office, I also get to work on client engagements on sustainability topics.”

Mim, associate, Bangkok

“We’re driven by serving others and working alongside our clients and colleagues to solve some of the world’s toughest problems: from using artificial intelligence to helping support survivors of human-trafficking, to building a global tech platform to enable the distribution of emergency COVID-19 medical supplies. If this type of meaningful, challenging tech work sounds interesting, you’ll be especially happy here.”

Ed, head of engineering, Chicago

“I was seeking new career opportunities after a being a physician in Nigeria for a few years. Shortly before graduation, a friend referred me to McKinsey’s Africa Delivery Hub site, and I was pleasantly surprised to find all my priorities laid out in one job posting. McKinsey offers a platform to affect the change I want to see in the world by helping design and implement transformation projects that touch the lives of millions.”

Tosin, engagement manager, Lagos

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