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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. 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.
Class of '14

Akash Kumar

Recruiting co-lead
Class of '16

Jake Hart

Recruiting co-lead
Class of '06

Molly Viscardi

Recruiting co-lead

Lauren Johnson


I am so happy I decided to join McKinsey after graduating from Penn and I look forward to helping you as you consider your career options.

Daniel Fields

Class of '05

Campus Calendar

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Jul 05 2019

Go West Event - A unique digital experience

11:00 AM Berlin

A full-day networking event in McKinsey’s Experience Studio located in Berlin – exclusively for university and doctoral students of all academic backgrounds from across Germany currently planning their studies/doctorate in the United States.

You will get an overview of our firm, mostly through personal stories, and a first-hand look at a typical day of a McKinsey consultant. There will also be the opportunity to experience the McKinsey’s Experience Studio. You can try out new digital technologies that are making their way to the market and you can participate in a design thinking hackathon. This will allow you to get a close look on how our interdisciplinary project work supports our clients with the tension between “digital” and “design”, and how new technologies are impacting current business models.

The event also offers many opportunities to engage in personal discussions with our consultants on site who all have studied or earned their doctorates in the US themselves. They will answer any questions you may have and inform you of how you can stay in contact with us during your time in the US. Applications are being accepted up to June 20th, 2019 at the latest. We look forward to hearing from you.

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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