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Insight 2019

Insight 2019

Experience working at McKinsey

For students with advanced professional degrees, come see what it’s like to work in management consulting. Immersive exercises and learning will give you an insider’s look into an exciting and rewarding career at McKinsey. Insight offers a program tailored to participants with academic backgrounds in STEM and Healthcare.

Friday, June 7–
Sunday, June 9

  • Overview of management consulting
  • Connect with our consultants and APD peers who share your background
  • 1.5-day consulting case study
  • Recreational and social activities

The experience

Immerse yourself

The 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.

Introduction to consulting

Through a series of learning modules, participants will learn more about what we do and how we do it. You will be introduced to McKinsey’s problem-solving approach and will learn the tools and methodologies we use to solve our client’s toughest challenges. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about who we are today and how we’ve evolved beyond traditional strategy consulting to incorporate more data, technology, and digital expertise into our innovative client-service model.

Case study

Over the course of the program, participants will work together in teams on a mock McKinsey case. With the guidance of a McKinsey consultant acting as your engagement manager, you will use the skills you’ve learned to develop a recommendation for the hypothetical client. Your team will conduct mock client interviews, analyze data, solve problems, and prepare and deliver a final presentation.

Recreational and social activities

We want you to be able to get to know our people and fellow participants, both in and outside of the office, so we’ve planned fun social activities to complement our professional program. You might find yourself taking in Chicago’s architecture on a boat cruise, honing your culinary skills at a cooking class, impressing everyone with your bocce skills, or playing a friendly game of trivia.


“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

“The Insight program was a perfect balance of learning, relationship-building, and fun! I left feeling energized to join the Firm and affirmed in my decision to become a consultant.”

Tony Awojoodu
Engagement Manager, Philadelphia
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

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