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Sophomore Summer Business Analyst

This opportunity is open to applicants who self-identify as members of a historically underrepresented group in the management consulting profession, including Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, and/or part of Indigenous groups in North America.

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Calgary
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • Montreal
  • New Jersey
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Silicon Valley
  • St. Louis
  • Stamford
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Washington DC

Qualifications

  • Currently in second year of an undergraduate degree; with an anticipated graduation date between December 2023 – August 2024
  • Self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented group in the management consulting profession, including Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, and/or part of Indigenous groups in North America
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement
  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytics
  • Initiative-taking and leadership skills in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills   
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing – in English and the local office language(s)
  • Willingness to travel

Who You'll Work With

You'll work in one of our offices in North America for ~10 weeks in the summer. You'll work as part of a project team, collaborating with colleagues to solve their toughest business problems.
Our Sophomore (second-year) Summer Business Analyst program (SSBA) provides first-hand experience with consulting at McKinsey & Company to a highly select group of undergraduate students who are members of historically underrepresented groups in the management consulting profession, including Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or part of Indigenous groups in North America. This internship experience is comparable to our Summer Business Analyst program. Candidates who are currently undergraduate sophomores or in their second-year of undergraduate studies at U.S. or Canadian universities are eligible to apply.
Offices participating include Atlanta, Boston, Calgary, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Southern California, Stamford, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington D.C., McKinsey Digital (all offices), and some of our practices like Corporate Finance, Marketing, and Private Equity.

What You'll Do

You’ll work in teams of typically 3–5 consultants, playing an active role in all aspects of the engagement. 
This includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing and communicating recommendations.  You’ll also have the opportunity to present results and implement recommendations in collaboration with team members.
You’ll gain new skills and build on the strengths you bring to the firm.  SSBAs receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams.  We start our support for SSBAs before the summer with an optional weekend-long "boot camp" in the spring during which we focus on skill building and forming a peer community of SSBAs. Once you join, you are provided with a week of training, and a partner from your local office or practice is assigned to you to help guide you throughout your internship.
You will work with McKinsey colleagues, owning a distinct piece of the project. Some examples of the specific work may include interviewing stakeholders and experts, leading teams, building financial models, creating and delivering presentations, and working with McKinsey subject experts to develop perspectives and insights.
You’ll gain real-world experience with the broad range of work McKinsey consultants do, including serving clients as well as helping to build McKinsey’s internal knowledge and capabilities. You’ll build critical new skills within a training program specifically designed for the SSBA program. You’ll participate in a number of social activities throughout the summer to help you get to know our Firm culture, interact with other summer interns, as well as members of our diversity communities.
Sophomore Summer Business Analysts receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their teams.  This support includes a Partner from your local office or practice assigned to you to help guide your career as well as formal training in your first few weeks as an Intern. Additionally, you’ll receive guidance and support from your local office in the selection of client projects, helping you to develop your skills and build your network. Successful interns may receive an offer to join us as a Summer Business Analyst for the following summer or as a full-time Business Analyst after the completion of your degree.
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