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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

Lizzie Boyer


Meet McKinsey’s Affinity Networks

At McKinsey, we are passionate advocates of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both at our firm and across the globe. We have more than 20 internal affinity networks, resource groups, and communities to support our colleagues with shared backgrounds and experiences. We are pleased to invite you to join events hosted by several of these networks.

Campus Calendar

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Apr 03 2023

Exploration Month - Choosing your McKinsey Office

Need help narrowing down which offices you'd like to apply for? Would you prefer a larger office or a smaller office? Would you like to live by nature or in a bigger city? Join our Exploration Month opening session "Choosing your McKinsey Office" where we'll cover these topics and help you narrow down which sessions you should prioritize this month!

Apr 04 2023

McKinsey Practice Spotlight

This time is to educate undergraduate students on multiple different practices McKinsey has.

Apr 13 2023

Deadline for Up Next consideration

Up Next will take place May 18-19, 2023. Up Next is a virtual leadership summit for first-year undergraduates who are interested in connecting with our Black and Indigenous networks. To be considered for Up Next, please sign up for Connect with McKinsey by April 13 and be sure to include your interest in the relevant diversity and inclusion networks.
May 03 2023

Info Session – Inside the McKinsey Team Room

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Tired of the same old information sessions? So are we! Of course, you’ll learn the basics about being a Business Analyst. But then you’ll take a peek inside a McKinsey team room to see how our business analysts, associates, data scientists, software-cloud engineers, agile coaches, data engineers, product managers, designers, and digital marketers work together to help our clients, some of the world’s most innovative and influential organizations, perform at their best.
May 03 2023

Deadline for El Futuro consideration

El Futuro will take place June 1-2, 2023. El Futuro is a virtual leadership summit for first-year undergraduates who are interested in connecting with our Hispanic and Latino network. To be considered for El Futuro, please sign up for Connect with McKinsey by May 3 and be sure to include your interest in the relevant diversity and inclusion network.
May 09 2023

Make Your Own McKinsey: Sustainability

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
McKinsey is “in the arena” with our clients, and wants to be a leading catalyst for global decarbonization. We’re working to help all industry sectors transform to reach net zero by 2050, balanced with other sustainability goals and tailored to regional contexts. We do this by leveraging our thought leadership, innovative tools and solutions, top talent, and a vibrant ecosystem of industry associations and knowledge platforms focused on innovating to net zero. In this virtual session you’ll hear from our consultants about their work on issues related to sustainability. You’ll also learn ways that you can get involved with the Sustainability Practice after you join.
May 10 2023

A Day in the Life of a BA

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Still stumped as to what a McKinsey consultant actually does? Curious what a day in the life of a Business Analyst looks like? Join us to learn more about the day in the life of a BA at McKinsey. You will hear from McKinsey consultants as they share about their own recruiting journeys, transition to their role, and navigating the Firm.

Opportunities for Undergraduate Degree Candidates

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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