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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

Class of '04

Kurt Chauviere

Recruiting co-lead
Class of '07

Maura Goldrick

Recruiting co-lead
Class of '11

Darius Imregun

Recruiting co-lead
Class of '07

Jake Bryant

Recruiting co-lead

Kyla McNally-Anderson

Recruiter

Cat Gray

Recruiter

I haven’t found a place with a more intriguing, globally diverse collection of people and opportunities to make things happen… as you think through your own career options, I look forward to speaking to you

Kurt Chauviere

Campus Calendar

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Jun 15 2022
Sep 08 2022

Applications Now Open!

June 15 – September 08

Our applications for our 2023 recruiting season are now open!

Please note we only have one deadline on July 7, 2022 for our full-time consulting candidates. Summer Business Analyst intern candidates are welcome to apply by either July 7, 2022 or August 11, 2022. Our intent is to be flexible and inclusive of summer intern candidates who are excited to apply to McKinsey in either July or August. All applications will be reviewed after each deadline, and if selected your interviews will follow after the role’s respective deadline.

As part of the application process, all undergraduate candidates will be required to take a test depending on the role for which you apply. Our tests focus on job-related knowledge or abilities, such as problem-solving or coding skills.

To test intrinsic problem-solving skills, we use our McKinsey Problem Solving Game, which is a gamified assessment. No preparation is required or expected for this game. We have both a video which can also be useful preparation and Game FAQ guide. If you have already completed Solve within one calendar year, you will not be asked to complete the game again.

For certain technical roles, you will be asked to complete a test focusing on your coding abilities. These tests include programming challenges to determine your fluency in your preferred coding language.

Undergraduate Roles:

  • For graduation dates between December 2022 – August 2023; or students currently completing their final year in a non-business, two-year master’s program with less than three years of work experience, please apply for the Business Analyst (BA) role by the application deadline on July 7, 2022.
  • For graduation dates between December 2023 – August 2024; please apply for the Summer Business Analyst (SBA) Intern role we welcome you to apply during one of two deadlines: July 7, 2022 or August 11, 2022 (please note you may only submit one application for the same role per recruiting year, if you are unsuccessful during the July deadline you may not apply again in August).
  • For graduation dates between December 2024 – August 2025; Sophomore Summer Business Analyst internship (SSBA) provides opportunities for undergraduate candidates who self-identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinos and/or other members of Indigenous groups native to North America the application deadline is September 8, 2022.

If you’re interested in a Tech or Analytics role with McKinsey, please check out the opportunities available for intern and full-time positions here. We are reviewing these applications on a regular basis, so please apply when you are ready. You can apply to multiple roles, but will only be selected to interview for one role at a given time. If you have questions about these roles, please reach out to Katie Abbott (Katie_Abbott@mckinsey.com) and Carmen Mandujano (Carmen_Mandujano@mckinsey.com).

Jun 15 2022
Sep 08 2022

Applications Deadline: Sophomore Summer Business Analyst (intern)

June 15 – September 08

Please note we only have one deadline on September 8, 2022 and will close at 11:59pm EST for our Sophomore Summer Business Analyst (intern) candidates. All applications will be reviewed after this date. If selected your interviews will follow this date.

As part of the application process, all undergraduate candidates will be required to take a test depending on the role for which you apply. Our tests focus on job-related knowledge or abilities, such as problem-solving or coding skills.

To test intrinsic problem-solving skills, we use our McKinsey Problem Solving Game, which is a gamified assessment. No preparation is required or expected for this game. We have both a video which can also be useful preparation and Game FAQ guide. If you have already completed Solve within one calendar year, you will not be asked to complete the game again.

For certain technical roles, you will be asked to complete a test focusing on your coding abilities. These tests include programming challenges to determine your fluency in your preferred coding language.

  • For graduation dates between December 2024 – August 2025; Sophomore Summer Business Analyst internship (SSBA) provides opportunities for undergraduate candidates who self-identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinos and/or other members of Indigenous groups native to North America.

If you’re interested in a Tech or Analytics role with McKinsey, please check out the opportunities available for intern and full-time positions here. We are reviewing these applications on a regular basis, so please apply when you are ready. You can apply to multiple roles but will only be selected to interview for one role at a given time. If you have questions about these roles, please reach out to Katie Abbott (Katie_Abbott@mckinsey.com) and Carmen Mandujano (Carmen_Mandujano@mckinsey.com).

Aug 23 2022
Sep 09 2022

Sophomore Summer Business Analyst Intern Office Hours

August 23 – September 09 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET | This is a virtual event

Join us for casual drop in/out office hours for our Sophomore Summer Business Analyst Intern candidates.

Sophomore Summer Business Analyst internship (SSBA) provides opportunities for undergraduate candidates who self-identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx and/or other members of Indigenous groups native to North America. Candidates must graduation between December 2024 – August 2025 to be eligible for this role.

Dates: August 23rd and September 6th

Aug 23 2022

MBN & HLN Office Hours: Resume Tips

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hear resume writing & structuring tips from a McKinsey recruiter and current Business Analysts.
Aug 24 2022

MBN/HLN Office Hours: Acing the Application

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Have questions about your application? We have answers. Join us as we share additional insight into the Business Analyst application.
Aug 25 2022

MBN/HLN Office Hours: Women in consulting Hosted by MBN & HLN

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MBN & HLN female consultants share their pro tips and advice for acing your interview.
Aug 30 2022

Recruiter Office Hours

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Join in for an Ask Me Anything session with a Harvard recruiter!
Sep 06 2022

Office Hours - Hosted by the McKinsey Black Network & Hispanic and Latino Network

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Join us for an Ask Me Anything session as you prepare to submit your application.
Sep 07 2022

Recruiter Office Hours

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Join in for an Ask Me Anything session with a Harvard recruiter!
Sep 07 2022

Office Hours Hosted by MBN & HLN

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Join us for an Ask Me Anything session as you prepare to submit your application.
Sep 27 2022

Recruiter Office Hours

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Join in for an Ask Me Anything session with a Harvard recruiter!

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.

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting, focused on a specific function or industry (such as digital, marketing and sales, and operations); and tech roles, including software engineers, data scientists, among other positions.

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