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Who is eligible for FYLA?

To be eligible, you must identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Native American. You must also be an undergraduate freshman enrolled in a US university, with an expected graduation date of 2024.

Please note that US universities that offer McKinsey’s First Year Summer Business Analyst are not eligible to apply to FYLA. These schools include Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, and Yale.

When will I find out if I am selected?

Applicants will be notified of the decision by June 11, 2021

I do not know my schedule for the spring or summer. Can I apply anyway?

We recommend that you still apply. If you are invited to the event, but your schedule does not allow for you to attend, you may decline the invitation, and we will be happy to keep in touch with you.

Is FYLA evaluative?

This program is nonevaluative. It is an opportunity for you to meet us and learn more about working at McKinsey. It is also an opportunity to discover your leadership skills and learn more about our diversity network across North America.

I applied for a role or event with McKinsey and was turned down. Can I still apply to FYLA?

All FYLA applications will be reviewed regardless of prior applications.

Does the result of my FYLA application impact my future applications for a role or other event at McKinsey?

Should you not be accepted for this year's FYLA program, it will not impact your future job or event applications at McKinsey in any way.

Is there any cost to participate in the program?

McKinsey will cover all event-related expenses.

My interactions with the consultants, recruiters, and other students at FYLA created an experience well beyond a professional workshop. I left with an appreciation for consulting and the motivation to prepare myself for a similar path.

Samuel Abrams, business analyst, New York Morehouse c/o 2020

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