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Insight 2020

Insight 2020

Experience working at McKinsey

For students with advanced professional degrees, come see what it’s like to work in management consulting at one of our six regional one-day workshops this May. 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.

Join us for a virtual workshop based on your region:

Atlanta: May 1 | Boston: May 1 | Philadelphia: May 8 | Chicago: May 15 | Silicon Valley: May 15 | New York: May 29

Each program will offer:

  • Overview of management consulting and McKinsey today
  • Opportunity to connect with our consultants and APD peers who share your background
  • Group case activity
  • Virtual connections with McKinsey colleagues and fellow participants

Please plan to attend the Insight virtual event on the date that aligns to the region of your academic program or personal residence at the time of the event (if they are different). In light of the current global health outbreak, we have decided to move the Insight workshops to a virtual format.

Please note that the location for the program you attend is based on your current location and not your long-term office preferences. See FAQs below for more information.

The experience

Immerse yourself

The program includes an introduction to consulting, a mock case study with McKinsey consultants, and a social activity where you can connect and have fun.

Introduction to consulting

Participants will learn more about who we are and how we are growing, what we do, and have the chance to dive a little deeper into 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 our firm 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.

Get connected

Insight is a great way to build lasting relationships with both fellow participants and McKinsey colleagues. Meet and mingle at the session during the day and at a social event that night.


“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!”

Donatela Bellone
Associate, Silicon Valley
PhD, Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley

“Insight provided a collaborative and fun opportunity to meet and work with other APDs interested in taking a leap into the consulting world. The experience confirmed my interest in joining the Firm as a consultant and made me realize the endless possibilities I could have to make a positive impact.”

Stephanie Stefanski
Associate, Washington DC
PhD, Economics and Environmental Policy, Duke University

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