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A Q&A with McKinsey recruiter Kate about New Ventures and NGWL

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Interested in a McKinsey product or tech career with New Ventures (or NGWL*)? 

Interviewer: What is New Ventures?

Kate: The epicenter of innovation at McKinsey. We are more than 50+ McKinsey startups developing ways to use technology to solve our clients’ biggest problems.

Our product lines, or solutions as we call them, harness the power of big data and analytics to help organizations make fast and informed decisions. Our solutions are broadly applicable so New Ventures serves lots of industries – healthcare, oil & gas, technology, finance, just to name a few.

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Interviewer: What opportunities are available in New Ventures?

Kate: Our opportunities are as diverse as the solutions themselves. We look for software engineers, data scientists, designers, and product managers to come together in agile teams. We also want consultants interested in deepening their industry and functional expertise while solving challenging problems for our clients.

Interviewer: Why should I consider a New Ventures role?

Kate: If you are interested in technology, if you are entrepreneurial and like to build things, if you’re looking to explore…these are all good reasons to check out NGWL and New Ventures.

Interviewer: What qualities do you look for in candidates?

Kate: We look for problems solvers and builders. We look for entrepreneurs and skillful technologists. We look for people with a can-do attitude and knack for thinking creatively, motivating themselves and others.

Interviewer: Do you have any tips in preparing my application?

Kate: Don’t be afraid to highlight your accomplishments when writing your resume. We are keen to hear your stories of success. If you’ve set up an organization or led a team, be sure to give yourself credit where due.

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About Kate
Kate is an Amsterdam-based recruiter with New Ventures, our firm's product and solution development group of 50+ McKinsey startups. Prior to McKinsey, she was a tech recruiter for, and a pharma research & development recruiter with Roche. She holds a master's in drug discovery and safety from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), and a bachelor's in pharmacologicalchemistry from the University of California, San Diego.

*Note: NGWL is McKinsey's Next Generation Women Leaders event. The 2018 application deadline was March 8, 2018.



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