Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

We encourage you to explore this page for more information about McKinsey and our recruiting process. We hope to meet you on campus to further discuss why we think McKinsey could be the right place for you.

What Is Advanced Professional Degree?

Advanced Professional Degree (APD) represents candidates who are postdocs or working toward the following degrees: PhD, MD (including medical interns, residents and fellows), JD, PharmD, Nursing, and non-MBA Masters. Non-MBA Master candidates must have at least four years in between the completion of their undergraduate degree and graduate degree to be qualified as having an APD. If a non-MBA Masters candidate does not have four years in between completion of their undergraduate and graduate degrees, they would qualify for our business analyst positions.

What Roles Are Available?

APDs typically join us as associates, working either as generalists or expert consultants if they have a specific function or industry that they would like to focus on such as digital, analytics, and operations. We also have industry and technology roles such as data scientists, software engineers, product managers, data engineers, designers, agile coaches, or digital marketers. APD candidates may also consider applying for a summer associate internship position or the MD fellowship program depending on their degree. Eligibility for the internship and MD fellowship program depends on your anticipated graduation or program completion date.

Opportunities For APD Candidates

Insight 2023

What is it?

In-person workshop consisting of immersive exercises and learning that will give you an insider’s look into an exciting and rewarding career at McKinsey

Who is it for?

PhDs and postdocs in STEM or healthcare-related disciplines who plan to complete their program in 2024, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows who plan to complete their program in 2024, and non-MBA Master’s students who have an MD and plan to complete their program in 2024

Where can I find more information?

Please check back in January for updates about our Insight 2023 application process

Diversity Connect 2023

What is it?

In-person workshop—specifically for diversity candidates—consisting of immersive exercises and learning that will give you an insider’s look into an exciting and rewarding career at McKinsey and affinity within the firm

Who is it for?

APD candidates who identify as African American, Black, Hispanic, Latino, or Native American who are from a US-based program and residing in the United States at the time of the event, and who are on track to receive their PhD, post-doctorate degree, MD, or JD degree in 2024

Where can I find more information?

Please check back in January for updates about our Diversity Connect 2023 application process

Feb 02 2023

Stanford APD Info Session

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST | 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Join us to learn more about the McKinsey APD program.
Feb 02 2023

University of Pennsylvania APD Panel & Case Workshop

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
A panel discussion and case workshop for University of Pennsylvania APD candidates. Come meet & greet current consultants with non-MBA backgrounds and learn more about working at McKinsey, the interview process and recruitment.
Feb 06 2023

Meet McKinsey Black Network & Hispanic/Latino Network APD Panel

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Join us for a virtual panel with APD members of our McKinsey Black Network (MBN) and Hispanic/Latino Network (HLN). We will discuss these and other affinity networks at the firm as well as have a short Q&A.
Feb 07 2023

McKinsey APD Resume Workshop

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST | This is a virtual event

Join us to discuss tips and advice for creating an effective resume. Get your questions answered about our full-time opportunities at McKinsey in 2023, the recruiting timeline, and more.

Our format will be informal, so please feel free to dress comfortably and bring a snack or lunch. We also encourage you to attend with video so we can see your faces!

Feb 09 2023

Berkeley APD Info Session

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST | 2601 Warring Street Berkeley, CA 94720
Join us to learn more about the McKinsey APD program.
Feb 10 2023

APD Recruiter Office Hours

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Optional recruiter office hour session to ask any general questions.
Feb 15 2023

Advanced Professional Degree Recruiter Office Hours

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST | This is a virtual event

Optional recruiter office hour session to ask any general questions!

Feb 16 2023

University of Washington APD Information Session

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST | 1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA, 98195
Join us to learn more about the McKinsey APD program.
Feb 17 2023

CMU Info Session / Academia to Consulting

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST | This is a virtual event
What is it like to join a global consulting firm if you have a background in academia? Come hear from McKinsey consultants with advanced professional degrees (APD) about their journeys! McKinsey values consultants with PhDs and other graduate-level degrees - they have fantastic research skills, specific domain knowledge, and ways of thinking that are important to our firm and our clients.
Feb 23 2023

APD Resume and Application Tips & Tricks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST | This is a virtual event
Come get advice on how to build your resume for a consulting position. Wondering how to think about location choices on your application? Confused on how much information to share from your research on your CV? Spending time trying to fit your background onto a one-page format? We are here to answer your questions.
Feb 24 2023

McKinsey APD Info Session with Laney Grad School

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST | This is a virtual event
Join us to learn more about the McKinsey APD program.
Mar 01 2023

Get to Know McKinsey’s Asia Operations Practice

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Have you ever wondered how McKinsey creates lasting impact in the operations space? What might a career as an operations consultant look like for you? If you would like to learn more about McKinsey’s Operations Practice, we invite you to apply to our virtual Asia Operations event!

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