Insight 2021

Insight 2021

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 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 on Friday May 7th or 14th:

Both Insight programs are the same. You will be aligned to a date based off of your school and region.

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 social activities and connections with McKinsey colleagues and fellow APD participants

Program details:

  • Date: Friday, May 7 and Friday, May 14 2021
  • Location: Virtual

Application details:

  • You must be studying in a US-based program and residing in the US at the time of the program
  • Current resume (in PDF format)
  • All applicants will be notified in April 2021
  • No business experience is required

We are no longer accepting applications for Insight

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 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 virtual 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
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

Frequently Asked Questions

This event is just one of our many worldwide programs aimed at helping individuals get to know McKinsey better. Stay tuned to our Real Life at McKinsey Facebook page, as well as our Careers blog, for more information regarding other upcoming events and initiatives.

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