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We look for exceptional people with a variety of academic backgrounds from colleges and universities around the world. Whether you’re finishing your undergraduate degree or studying at the postgraduate level, a career at McKinsey is the best way to put your talents and knowledge to work.

This page contains resources for students who are interested in learning more about McKinsey’s recruiting process, the work we do, insights, and resources. Please navigate to the degree-specific sections for information related to your program.

Why McKinsey

Who is McKinsey?

Whether you’re an experienced professional or a recent graduate, working with McKinsey could be a challenging and rewarding next step in your career.

Why now is the best time to join McKinsey

From the C-suite to the front line, we partner with our clients to transform their organizations in the ways that matter most to them. This requires embedding digital, analytics, and design into core processes and mind-sets, and building capabilities that help organizations and people to thrive in an ever-changing context.

Recruiting at McKinsey

McKinsey Careers

Our careers page contains information about our interview process, tips to prepare, and practice business cases.

McKinsey Problem Solving Game

The McKinsey Problem Solving Game—set in an abstract, natural environment—helps candidates demonstrate problem-solving skills in a more interesting way than a traditional question-and-answer format. No prior business or gaming knowledge is needed.

The 2020 graduate’s guide to a new world of work

This multimedia anthology, curated from our extensive collection of insights, helps students hit the ground running in a new job or internship.

A message from Kevin Sneader and Lareina Yee

This video shows how McKinsey is preparing candidates and new joiners for success during these unusual times.

Working at McKinsey

Diversity matters

We have a number of networks that provide support and create an unparalleled sense of belonging and growth. These include GLAM for LGBTQ+ colleagues, our Black Network, Hispanic and Latino Network, Veterans@McKinsey, Asians at McKinsey, and Access McKinsey for colleagues with disabilities.


McKinsey uses an office-driven staffing model to best serve our clients and provide opportunities for our people. Learn more by listening to our podcast on staffing.


All colleagues should have the opportunity to have a fulfilling career and personal life. We offer an innovative range of flexible, part-time programs for all consultants that are compatible with different career trajectories.


Whether you’re already a parent or thinking about becoming one, McKinsey has the people and resources to give you the support you need. We are consistently rated by Working Mother magazine as one of the100 best companies for working mothers, and for the past two years we’ve been honored to be included on their new list of best companies for dads.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

We have a deep and longstanding commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in business, in society, and within our firm.

Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

This is the third report in our series on investigating the business case for diversity, following Why diversity matters (2015) and Delivering through diversity (2018). Our latest analysis reaffirms the strong business case for both gender diversity and ethnic and cultural diversity in corporate leadership, and shows that this business case continues to strengthen.

Women in the Workplace 2019

In the last five years, we’ve seen more women rise to the top levels of companies. An increasing number of companies are seeing the value of having more women in leadership, and they’re proving that they can make progress on gender diversity. Still, women continue to be underrepresented at every level. To change the numbers, companies need to focus where the real problem is.

How dual-career couples find fulfillment at work

When both partners have demanding jobs, it's challenging to strike the right work–life balance. Can companies help dual-career couples juggle it all?

McKinsey Insights

Featured Insights

Our latest thinking on the issues that matter most in business and management.

COVID Response Center

This site includes industry, regional, and global perspectives on the COVID crisis. There are interviews, webinars, tools, databases, case studies, and helpful guides from McKinsey and other efforts underway to help public and private sector leaders tackle this reality.

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

Physical climate risk is both more present and pervasive than commonly thought. In our globalized, trade-based, financialized economy, even players not exposed to direct impacts may bear significant risk through their investment portfolios, supply chains, or core markets.

Diversity during COVID-19 still matters

Inclusion and diversity are at risk in the COVID crisis but are critical for business recovery, resilience, and reimagination.

Annual Social Responsibility Report

Our approach to social responsibility includes empowering our people to give back to their communities, operating our firm in ways that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable, and working with our clients to intentionally address societal challenges.


Careers Blog

At the end of the day, we all want to know who’ll we work with and what makes someone successful at McKinsey. Meet some of our people here.

New at McKinsey

A collection of stories about our people, our capabilities, our research, and the ever-changing face of our firm.

Careers Quiz

Take this quick 10-question quiz to discover the career path at McKinsey that best fits you.

McKinsey Alumni

Our alumni work in virtually every business sector in over 120 countries. Through formal events and informal networking, former McKinsey consultants make and sustain professional relationships. This dynamic network is a lasting benefit of a McKinsey career.