Insight 2023

Experience working at McKinsey
For students with advanced professional degrees, come see what it’s like to work in management consulting at a two-day workshops this spring, with opportunities to further engage after the program. Insight offers a program tailored to participants with academic backgrounds in STEM and healthcare. Immersive exercises and learning will give you an insider’s look into an exciting and rewarding career at McKinsey. 

We will host virtual Insight events across North America.

All Insight programs will be held virtually on March 31st and April 1st.

To apply to the Insight event, you must be:

  • a student in a US-based program who resides in the United States at the time of the event
  • set to receive your PhD, post-doctorate, or MD degree in 2024

Graduate programs include:

  • medical students, interns, residents, and fellows who plan to complete their program in 2024
  • PhDs and post-doctoral students who plan to complete their program in 2024
  • master’s students who previously obtained an MD and plan to complete their master's degree in 2024

Application details:

  • current resume (in PDF format)
  • a cover letter is not needed
  • no business experience is required

Eligible candidates may apply to both Diversity Connect and Insight events. If selected, you may only attend one program. You will be asked to specify which program you are most interested in attending in your application.

Program details:

Insight will take place virtually March 31st and April 1st, with options for supplemental events.

Each program will offer:

  • an overview of management consulting and McKinsey today
  • the opportunity to connect with our consultants and advanced professional degree (APD) peers who share your background
  • an interactive case workshop activity
  • social activities and connections with McKinsey colleagues and fellow participants

Application deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

All applicants will be notified in mid-March 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

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, how we’re growing, and what we do. You’ll also have the chance to dive a little deeper into our perspectives on consulting . 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 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 during the day and at social events.


“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
Solutions Associate Partner, Silicon Valley
PhD, chemistry, University of California 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
Engagement Manager, Washington DC
PhD, economics and environmental policy, Duke University