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Consultants at McKinsey play an active role in many aspects of client engagements, including fact gathering, analysis, client communications, making recommendations, and implementation. 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 and dedicate most of their work to this focus. Expert consultants are part of our New Ventures group, which provides consultants the opportunity to focus more deeply on one industry.

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 '01

William Decherd

Recruiting co-lead
Class of '07

Maura Graul

Recruiting co-lead
Class of '07

Jake Bryant

Recruiting co-lead

Emma Thompson


I am so glad I chose McKinsey and I look forward to helping you as you consider your career options.

William Decherd

Class of '01

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July 25 – September 04
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Sep 06 2018

McKinsey & Company Information Session

6:30 PM The Charles Hotel
We invite you to attend our information session on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 PM at The Charles Hotel to give you an opportunity to meet us and provide you with a chance to learn more about our work, our people, and the various opportunities we offer. Attire is business casual. RSVP through Crimson Careers
Sep 13 2018

Business Analyst Application Deadline

11:59 PM
Submit your application HERE and Crimson Careers by Thursday Sep 13th at 11:59p ET.
Sep 17 2018
Sep 21 2018

Meet McKinsey

September 17 – September 21

After completing your studies in the US, do you wish to continue working on exciting and relevant topics with other brilliant people? Are you looking for a professional challenge in an international and interdisciplinary environment in which you can learn a great deal and gain valuable experience?

Then you can look forward to getting to know the German office of the world's leading top management consulting firm at one of our information and workshop events that we will conduct from September 17 to 21, 2018 in Boston, New York, New Haven, Washington and Philadelphia. These events are designed exclusively for top German-speaking post-graduate, graduate, and undergraduate students of all disciplines and young professionals.

Interested? Then go to https://karriere.mckinsey.de/meet-mckinsey

for more information about the upcoming events planned for your region. Should you have any questions, please contact my colleague in Recruiting, Kerstin Botsch, via e-mail at (kerstin_botsch@mckinsey.com).

The events offer you, among other things:

An honest look into the day-to-day work of a McKinsey consultant

  • Overview of McKinsey and our qualifications profile for entry-level consultants
  • Personal experience with our interdisciplinary way of working
  • A hands-on opportunity to experience how we support our clients in solving key challenges in their businesses

Exchange with interesting people

  • Tips on your career planning from the experienced McKinsey consultants attending who have all studied or earned their degrees in the US; if you would like, we can also provide you an idea of what employment and development opportunities await you in our McKinsey Germany office
  • Personal discussions with us as well as informal interaction with the other participants

We would very much like to get to know you at our next event in the US.

Sep 26 2018

Sophomore Diversity Leadership Intern Application Deadline

11:59 PM
Submit your application HERE and on Crimson Careers by Wednesday Sep 26th at 11:59p ET.
Sep 26 2018

Summer Business Analyst Application Deadline

11:59 PM
Submit your application HERE and on Crimson Careers by Wednesday Sep 26th at 11:59p ET.

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 (e.g., digital, implementation, operations); and New Ventures product and solution development (e.g., software engineering, data science, solution expert consulting, data engineering).

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