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Read what Emerging Scholars say about the program


Dang Trinh

Darden School of Business

“When I heard about the Emerging Scholars program, I knew it would be the perfect chance to understand the industry, explore the work, and learn about McKinsey’s culture.” -ES winner ‘16

Dhruv Chandras

Ross School of Business

“If you are keen on pursuing a career in consulting, apply; you will gain early exposure to case interviews and a forum in which to have candid conversations with McKinsey consultants.” -ES winner ‘16

Kim Ayers

Haas School of Business

“I knew McKinsey was a large firm with incredible resources, and that was attractive to me, but it was more important to know I had an intimate group of colleagues who would take care of me and help me navigate over time.” -ES winner ‘16

Josh Klemme

Columbia Business School

“I love talking to people about the Emerging Scholars program because it completely changed my path – and my life.” -ES winner ‘16

Marla Jalbut

Harvard Business School

“The best part of Emerging Scholars was my McKinsey Mentor. We clicked right away.” -ES winner ‘17

Madeline Kelly

Yale School of Management

“I really enjoy working at the intersection of tech and media. Consulting will give me the best opportunities to tackle industry-driving challenges with the support and coaching of incredible teammates.” -ES winner ‘17

Sophie Solomon

Duke Fuqua School of Business

“After two years with Teach for America, I had a hypothesis that learning basic business skills could set me up to effect change on a larger scale.” -ES winner ‘14

Nancy Yang

Tuck School of Business

“The best way to enjoy McKinsey is to be unabashedly yourself, from the time you apply, going forward.” -ES winner ‘15

Mohamad Abdallah

Booth School of Business

It always comes down to relationships. I’m excited to rejoin McKinsey full time this fall because it will feel like coming home.” -ES winner ‘16

Ayebea Darko

The Wharton School

“Even though I was not selected as an Emerging Scholar, I signed up for McKinsey’s Keep In Touch program, which has given me a holistic view of McKinsey, beyond what I would have learned solely going through recruiting.” -2018 Summer Associate

Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Scholars Program. We are currently planning next year’s program and will be live Spring 2020!


Applications & Questions

How to apply

Please submit your application online by May 9, 2019. The application process is simple and takes only a few minutes to complete. All applications will be reviewed and we will notify you of next steps within a few weeks of our application deadline. We will announce our scholars by early July and host a celebration event shortly thereafter.

You can submit your application here.

Questions about the Emerging Scholars program?

If you have more questions contact our recruiting team by email.