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Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

We encourage you to explore this site for more information about McKinsey and the recruiting process. We hope to meet you on campus to continue the discussion about why we think McKinsey would be the right place for you.

If you are pursuing a master's degree and you earned an undergraduate degree fewer than four years ago, you will be considered for a business analyst position. If you hold a bachelor's degree and have at least four years of work experience or completed or expect to complete your master's program four years from the time you received your bachelor's degree, you will join as an associate.

Have more questions about your candidacy or the APD application and interview process?

Recruiting team

Josh Wolff

Partner lead

Lauren La Ruffa


Campus Calendar

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Jun 15 2018
Jun 17 2018

Insight STEM + Healthcare

June 15 – June 17
A program held in Chicago for medical students, interns, residents and fellows, PhDs and post docs in STEM and healthcare-related disciplines who are interested in learning more about working in management consulting. Each program includes an introduction to consulting, work on a mock case study with McKinsey consultants, and recreational and social activities to connect and have fun. The Insight Programs application deadline is Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Jun 28 2018

Advanced Professional Degree Networking Reception at Princeton University

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Triumph Brewing Company
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET
Location: Triumph Brewing Company @ 138 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542
Jul 15 2018

Full-time Associate Generalist Application Deadline

PhDs, Postdocs and non-MBA Masters students finishing their programs in 2019, or medical students, interns, residents or fellows finishing their programs in 2019 or 2020, who are interested in our 2019 full-time opportunities must apply by July 15, 2018. This also includes Experienced Professional JDs who are interested in our 2019 full-time opportunities.
Jul 15 2018

MD Fellowship Application Deadline

Medical students between the 3rd and 4th year of med school who are interested in the MD Fellowship must apply by July 15, 2018.
Oct 07 2018

Full-time New Ventures Application Deadline

Masters and/or PhD students finishing their programs in 2019 or 2020 who are interested in our 2019 full-time and internship opportunities with New Ventures or Advanced Analytics must apply by October 7, 2018. Positions include Expert (industry-specific) Consulting, Software Engineering, Data Science and Data Engineering.

Years ago, McKinsey consultants helped guide me through our recruitment and interview process, and now I am happy to help Princeton students.

Steve Gipstein

Opportunities for Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

Many advanced professional degree candidates join us as an associate or junior associate consultants (positions vary based on office and experience). APD candidates may also consider applying for an associate or business analyst internship position depending on degree or work experience, usually for the summer prior to their penultimate year of their program; timing of internships can vary based on your academic schedule.

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting, focused on a specific function or industry (e.g.,digital, implementation, operations); and New Ventures product and solution development (e.g., data science, solution expert consulting, data engineering).

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