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Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Consultants at McKinsey play an active role in many aspects of client engagements, including fact gathering, analysis, client communications, making recommendations, and implementation. Undergraduates typically join us as business analysts or fellows as an integral part of our client service teams.

Some stay for 2 or 3 years before attending graduate school or gaining further work experience, others stay on and move directly into a post-graduate school role. In the Business Analyst or Fellow role you will collaborate with senior consultants, client managers, and executives on every part of the consulting process, from brainstorming ideas to working side-by-side with clients to implement team recommendations.

You can join McKinsey with or without an alignment to a specific type of work. Generalists are not aligned to any specific function or industry and typically work on a variety of projects. Practice consultants join a functional group (such as digital, marketing and sales, operations, etc.) and dedicate most of their work to this focus.

In a tech role at McKinsey, including Software Engineers, Data Engineers and Data Scientists, you’ll be part of an agile, close-knit team dedicated to helping you and your team perform at your best.  Working with McKinsey’s clients -- some of the world’s most innovative and influential organizations -- you’ll develop our analytics, data, and management products, collaborating with consultants to apply them in our client work.

Recruiting Team

Robin Matthias

Partner lead
Class of '09

Jonathan Hostens

Consultant co-lead

Agata Skrzypczyk

Junior Recruiter

CEMS International Internship

McKinsey & Company encourages all current CEMS students to take the opportunity and apply for an International Internship with McKinsey. The key feature of this internship—which is exclusively designed for and available only to CEMS students—is that staffing on a project outside your CEMS home school country is guaranteed. Therefore the internship fulfills the CEMS criteria for an 'international internship' and will help you to complete your CEMS curriculum.

What offices are participating?

In 2020, the following offices will participate in McKinsey’s CEMS International Internship programme: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kiev. Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Prague, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Stuttgart, Taipei, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb.

How to apply

Applications for the 2020 CEMS International Internship are now open. Please go to our careers website and apply.

Which documents should you prepare?

  • CV – should include detailed academic performance, role description of summer jobs and internships, and information on involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Cover letter – please include a subject line referring to ‘CEMS International Internship’
  • Transcripts from university/high school including grades, if applicable please also attach certificates/reference letters from internships

What else is important for your application?

  • When asked for most recent school in the application, please make sure to select your university and mention the CEMS programme.
  • Select your offices of interest. Locations should be selected based on where you see yourself in the medium-term, should you receive an offer after your internship. Locations you choose should also reflect where you have a strong link (e.g., local language, work experience, education, family).
  • Please note that fluency in the local language is required for all offices. Applicants that do not speak the local language fluently cannot be considered for an internship position with that local office.
  • If your interview process is successful, you will be offered an internship with international placement. The location of the internship will be determined shortly before your internship.

Campus Calendar

Class of
Jun 03 2020

McKinsey summer series - Future of Work and reskilling

1:00 PM

Do you want to learn about how digital transformation, automation of the technology, and transformations of the AI will impact the Future of Work?

Are you curious what sectors and what occupations have the biggest potential for automation using today’s technology?

Please register by Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The webinar will be approximately 45 minutes long, including time for your questions.

Jun 10 2020

McKinsey summer series - Diversity and Inclusion

1:00 PM

Join us for an interactive session on Diversity and Inclusion. We will share a perspective on the importance of diversity in the business world and discuss what can be done to be more inclusive—on a personal, group, and company level.

Please register by Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

The webinar will be approximately 45 minutes long, including time for your questions.

Jun 17 2020

McKinsey summer series - Consulting at McKinsey

1:00 PM

Do you want to learn about the major skills required and acquired as a consultant, what the first couple of years at McKinsey look like, and what opportunities you may have as a McKinsey consultant?

Please register by Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

The webinar will be approximately 45 minutes long, including time for your questions.

Jun 24 2020

McKinsey summer series - E-commerce in pharma

1:00 PM

E-commerce is changing the way we buy products. However, the pharmaceutical industry currently lags behind due to legislation, customer requirements, or product specifications. This might change over the next years, with a large number of implications for all companies along the value chain.

Please join us to learn about those implications and the recent trends in the industry.

Please register by Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

The webinar will be approximately 45 minutes long, including time for your questions.

The support of McKinsey consultants really made the difference as I began my professional career and, with their help, I knew I made the right career choice.

Jonathan Hostens Class of '09

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Opportunities for Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Undergraduates typically join us as business analysts or fellows as an integral part of our client service teams. Some stay for 2 or 3 years before attending graduate school or gaining further work experience, others stay on and move directly into a post-graduate school role.

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