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McKinsey Recruiting Events and Initiatives

McKinsey Recruiting Events and Initiatives

McKinsey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Attracting and developing exceptional talent is core to our mission.

Whether you’re an experienced professional or a recent graduate, working with McKinsey could be a challenging and rewarding next step in your career. We invite you to get know us at an event in your region.

Global/Cross Regional | Asia-Pacific | Central & South America | Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa | Europe | North America

This list is updated regularly, but is not exhaustive. We encourage you to follow our social-media channels (Real Life at McKinsey, McKinsey Women, or McKinsey on LinkedIn) or our global careers website for information about other events, initiatives, awards, and open roles. You may also visit our Career/Upcoming Events tabs on some of our local office pages: Australia and New Zealand, Belgium and Luxembourg, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, ItalyMexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and Ireland.

Global/cross regional

Global Connect

Our Global Connect program invites people who are from—or passionate about—fast-growing markets to connect with us at one of our in-person or virtual events.

McKinsey Achievement Awards

The McKinsey Achievement Awards aim to recognize and support talented people who may be currently underrepresented in leadership roles. This includes individuals who are the first in their family to earn a higher-education academic degree, individuals who self-identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, or individuals who self-identify as women.

Next Generation Women Leaders

Our NGWL events are multi-day workshops in which attendees explore the importance of women in leadership and refine their own leadership skills.


STEM Gems is designed to inspire you and strengthen your confidence as you pursue your professional journey. Participants will get insights into McKinsey’s work, learn new ways to build resilience, and meet our inspiring senior leaders.

Virtual Pre-MBA opportunities

Our Pre-MBA series is designed for individuals that reside in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, or Central and South America and are about to embark on their MBA journey. We want to celebrate your MBA journey and share potential career opportunities at McKinsey.


McKinsey Vietnam – Management Consulting for Experienced Professionals

This virtual event is for Vietnamese-speakers with at least three years of professional experience. Attendees will learn more about our work, our people and career opportunities in our Vietnam offices.

McKinsey Women Connect

This virtual event offers the opportunity to learn more about McKinsey, while building connections with our female leaders, and engaging with like-minded women in Indonesia.

Meet Women at McKinsey Implementation Japan

This is a webinar that will help attendees get to know our women consultants and learn about career paths at McKinsey.

QuantumBlack Diversity Webinar

Attendees will learn more about how QuantumBlack, the Machine Learning and AI centre of excellence for McKinsey, thinks about creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Central & South America


#aplaceforyou provides women-focused trainings and the opportunity to build relationships with our consultants and recruiting team.

Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa

4 Steps to McKinsey

Designed for Russian speakers, 4 Steps gives attendees a glimpse into the McKinsey Problem Solving Game as well as tips for interviewing.

African Women Leaders

Our African Women Leaders event is a workshop followed by panel discussion and networking session with consultants from our African offices. The event is open to women who are interested in exploring career opportunities in Africa.


Our edad program is for Arabic speaking students with fewer than six years of professional experience, currently enrolled in either a Bachelors, Masters, MBA, or PhD degree granting program.

McKinsey Business Diving

Designed for Russian-speaking students and recent graduates, McKinsey Business Diving is a case competition.

McKinsey Weekend

Designed for Russian-speakers studying at European universities, McKinsey Weekend is a two-day intensive workshop and lecture.

Prohack - International Data Science Hackathon

Prohack is our online hackathon for data scientists across the CIS region, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa, and Pakistan. Participants can work independently or in teams of up to four to develop efficient business solutions using advanced analytics.


#discoverdigital UK

#discoverdigital is an online event that will give you the chance to work on a digital business case study alongside McKinsey consultants.


This month long program is for students and experienced professionals from Switzerland, who self-identify as women. Participants will explore different topics, learn new skills, and connect with peers.

City Cup

At City Cup you will gain insight into the types of problems that our McKinsey data scientists solve daily. You will leave with a better understanding of the meaningful work we do with clients and the impact we create, as well as the various opportunities that McKinsey offers for tech talent.

Discover UK

At Discover, you will crack a real-life case, build on your strengths and learn about the various career opportunities that McKinsey offers in the United Kingdom.

Diversity Connect - Europe

This event will bring together individuals from across Europe who self-identify as having an African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, North African, Turkish or mixed heritage. Attendees will enjoy two days of inspirational virtual talks, workshops, discussions, and networking.


At Expedition you will choose industry and practice workshops that interest you. You will also strengthen your personal capabilities and become more self-aware at our leadership trainings.

Inspire UK

At Inspire, hosted by Women as Future Leaders, you will have the opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers, develop your leadership skills, and learn how to better play to your strengths. You will get to know like-minded peers, meet McKinsey consultants, and participate in workshops, discussions, and networking.

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is for experienced career professionals, up to the C-suite level, who self-identify as women and are based in Europe. It is an opportunity to connect with our partners and consultants, build a network, and discover more about McKinsey and the work we do.

McKinsey Digital Business Building – Women in Tech Virtual Workshop

In this workshop, we’ll walk you through our Digital Business Building methodology and show you how McKinsey designers, engineers, product gurus, and digital consultants help clients realize their digital visions.

Proud Leaders – BeNeLux and Nordics

This event is aimed at individuals who are based in Benelux or the Nordics, identify as LGBTQ+, and are interested in in learning about our Belgium and Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden offices.

Proud Leaders - Virtual Speaker Series

This series of six webinars will focus on different aspects of our GLAM network and introduce you to some of our LGBTQ+ colleagues from across Europe.

Proud Talent Central Europe

This event is aimed at individuals who are from Central Europe, identify as LGBTQ+ and are interested in learning about our Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Kiev, Moscow, Prague, Warsaw, and Zagreb offices.

Solve It UK

Solve It is a competition for university students who would like to use their skills to help a non-profit to address some of their current strategic and operational challenges. Participating in this event will give you the opportunity to learn, meet like-minded peers, and do meaningful work that will have a social impact.

Unlock Your Future

Unlock Your Future is a virtual event that will give you the chance to gain insights into the work of our consultants in the Operations Practice.

Virtual Academy

Our Virtual Academy combines modules from one of our capability building programs, McKinsey Academy, as well as virtual skills workshops and a team challenge. Most Virtual Academy modules are self-paced so participants can complete them at a time suitable for them.

Women Act

Women Act is a virtual event that will give you the chance to gain insights into the sustainable projects of our consultants in the Operations Practice. In addition, you will be introduced to McKinsey’s problem-solving approach and will work on an interactive business case study linked to a sustainability topic in operations.


WomEngineering will focus on strengthening your operations skill set. Attendees will have the chance to work on an interactive business case study with peers and McKinsey consultants. In addition, they will gain insight into McKinsey’s problem solving as well as our functional areas to deepen your knowledge in operations.

Young Women Leadership Program Norway

The program covers the key dimensions of centered leadership. The format is a mix of interactive lectures, exciting speakers, and social events. During the course of the program you will challenge your limits, understand your sources of motivation, and learn to take advantage of opportunities.

North America

Canada Leadership Awards

Our Canada Leadership Awards recognize and support talented students who identify as members of groups currently underrepresented in leadership roles. This includes individuals currently studying who self-identify as Black, individuals currently studying who self-identify as a member of an Indigenous community native to North America, such as First Nations, Metis, or Inuk (Inuit) and individuals currently pursuing a degree in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related field who self-identify as women.

Diversity Connect – North America

Diversity Connect – North America supports the professional interests and growth of talented Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or Native American students who are pursuing a PhD, post-doctorate, MD, or JD degree.

Early Access

McKinsey Early Access introduces you to McKinsey and consulting before you start business school. It provides a chance to connect with peers across multiple campuses in the United States and build relationships with our consultants prior to the fall.

Freshman Diversity Leadership Academy

McKinsey’s Freshman Diversity Leadership Academy aims to support talented university freshmen who identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Native American. At this multi-day workshop, attendees explore the potential of a career in consulting and refine their problem-solving and leadership skills.


McKinsey invites students with advanced professional degrees to see what it’s like to work in management consulting at one of our six regional one-day workshops. Immersive exercises and learning will give you an insider’s look into an exciting and rewarding career at McKinsey. Insight offers a program tailored to participants with academic backgrounds in STEM and healthcare.


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