Alice found opportunities to explore and try new things at McKinsey – just like she enjoyed during her PhD program. Keenan has enjoyed working on tough, interesting problems while building meaningful friendships. Yinying has been pleasantly surprised by how the firm has helped her meet new friends and mentors and keep those bonds strong.
If you will receive an advanced degree - PhD, postdoc, JD, MD or non-MBA masters - in 2022 or 2023 and are interested in learning about the exciting work we do, exploring new challenges, making a difference, and building lasting relationships, consider a career in consulting with McKinsey Greater China region. Register by April 20 for our virtual event April 22 to learn more.
Alice, an associate, earned her PhD in medical engineering at Caltech before coming to McKinsey. She loves how she can explore new topics here: “At McKinsey, I’ve worked on projects from insurance and health services to cost diagnostics and enterprise-level digital transformations. There are plenty of opportunities for me to learn new things quickly. More importantly, I get to work with smart, collaborative and diverse experts who help me grow.” Register here by April 20 to connect with consultants in our Greater China offices who came to McKinsey from advanced degree programs.
Keenan came to McKinsey with a background in law: “After law school at Harvard, I followed the conventional path and joined a big law firm in New York. I soon realized the repetitive, detail-oriented nature of the work wasn’t for me. At McKinsey, I solve challenging, multi-dimensional problems collaboratively with a team of colleagues who help me to perform beyond my own expectations. In my first year, I supported the business negotiations of CEOs, coached a Chinese client through a complicated, cross-border transaction and led the negotiations of a joint venture with its overseas partners. Along the way, I gained the trust of my clients and developed lifelong friendships.”
Yinying chose a career in consulting following her PhD in chemical engineering at MIT because she wanted to work at the intersection of technology and business. “I was pleasantly surprised at how similar the firm is to my academic experience,” she relays. “I developed deep connections with members of my cohort who joined at the same time. We have remained close friends since our onboarding; I continue to turn to these special people for help and advice. I love that the firm helps us stay connected through annual parties and social activities (largely virtually during COVID-19). McKinsey is like a turbo-charged academic experience.”
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