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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 (e.g., digital, implementation, operations) 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

Class of '00

Jill Zucker

Recruiting co-lead
Class of '09

Juan Aristi Baquero

Recruiting co-lead

David Deninzon

Recruiting co-lead

Ashley VG Thomas


McKinsey consultants guided me through my interview process and helped me explore why McKinsey was the right place for me. Now I am happy to help you with the same.

Jill Zucker Class of 00' & CBS ‘06

Campus Calendar

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Aug 20 2019

Meet Southeast Asia Webinar

Our Southeast Asia offices are excited to host a webinar on August 20, 2019 as an opportunity to learn more about our Southeast Asia region and the career opportunities that exist within. This webinar is open to all, whether you’re a current student (completing your bachelors, masters or PhD) or a working professional looking to explore consulting as your next career path. This will be a great chance to hear from consultants on their McKinsey experience, the work they do and what it’s like being a part of this dynamic and emerging region.

McKinsey & Company’s Southeast Asia Office includes eight locations in Bangkok, Colombo, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Yangon. Across the region, McKinsey works with leading government institutions and enterprises in all major sectors, to translate the region’s fruitful opportunities into transformative economic and social impact. We also help leading multinationals and domestic companies build and grow successful businesses in Southeast Asia.

Please follow this link to register your interest. Once we receive your registration, we will be in touch with the webinar details.

Meet Southeast Asia Webinar
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 8:00am ET (1:00pm UK / 8:00pm SGT)

Sep 04 2019

Latin American Cocktail – Networking Event (New York City)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM New York City

Are you interested in working in our Central American & South American McKinsey offices?

McKinsey is delighted to host our Latin American Cocktail Event in New York that seeks to bring together and connect a group of talented young professionals and students, like you, to inspire and to talk about the opportunities that you have today in the labor market and in business.

During the event, we will be sharing our impact in the region, as well as having the opportunity to interact with McKinsey consultants, who will share their experience as consultants of the firm.

When is the event?
The event will take place on Wednesday, September 4th (New York City) from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

*Limited availability, please RSVP using the link below before August 26th. We will be in touch with more details.

Sep 05 2019

Columbia BA Application Deadline

Sep 26 2019

Columbia SBA/SDLI Application Deadline

Opportunities for Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting - focused on a specific function or industry (e.g., digital, marketing & sales, operations, etc.) - and product and solution development positions (e.g., software engineering, data science, solution expert consulting, data engineering).

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