Insight Engineering and Science

Insight Engineering and Science

A three-day insider’s look into management consulting at McKinsey for PhDs, and postdocs in engineering and science-related disciplines

Washington, DC
Thursday, June 8–
Sunday, June 11

  • Overview of management consulting
  • Introduction to our consultants and the work they do
  • Two-day consulting case study
  • Recreational and social activities
Donatela Bellone

“The people that attend come from unique backgrounds, but all share a sense of curiosity and interest in consulting. It was a great preview into the life of a consultant, and I couldn't have had more fun!”

Donatella Bellone
Associate, Silicon Valley
PhD, chemistry, University of California at Berkeley
Jon Kowalski

“I really got a sense for what being a consultant would be like—from the type of work to the pace and the incredible people I would be working with.”

Jon Kowalski
Engagement Manager, Pittsburgh
PhD, engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Joel Saa Seoane

“Four years later, I can say that Insight was certainly an accurate peek into how McKinsey works and what we do.”

Joel Saa-Seone
Engagement Manager, Boston
PhD, aerospace engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



  • Completing a PhD or postdoc in 2018 in an engineering or science-related discipline, including but not limited to computer science, economics, mathematics, operations, and physics
  • Currently residing in the United States or Canada
  • Available to attend the entire event, from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon

Application process and timeline

  • Application deadline: April 9, 2017
  • A select group of finalists will be invited to participate in a brief phone interview
  • Participants will be notified of our decisions in early May
  • No business experience is required
  • All program-related expenses will be paid by McKinsey & Company

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