McKinsey Recruiting For Non-MBA Grad Students

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i know some have been asking about MBB recruiting for grad students. Here is an e-mail I got recently detailing a combined on-campus recruiting event for two targets. I know friends personally who are at MBB with Non-MBA master's degrees or Ph.D.s that were contacted by recruiters. This is to show they do indeed actively recruit non-MBA masters students for those curious.:

Attention Grad Students!

Please join McKinsey & Company to learn about our 2012 Insight programs and our 2013 full-time hiring opportunities for PhDs, Postdocs, non-MBA Masters, medical students, Residents, Interns and Fellows:

Please join us at our target school Information Session
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: redacted target school location
RSVP Link: redacted target school link

Presentation Agenda:
* Introduction to McKinsey and our work
* Insight and full-time opportunities
* Application process
* Group Q&A
* Reception with McKinsey consultants

Insight Programs:
These exciting 3-day summer programs will give non-MBA advanced degree students an insider's look into management consulting, covering a range of topics important to those who are exploring alternative career possibilities. Each program's agenda includes an overview of management consulting, an introduction to the type of work we do, a management consulting case study, and an opportunity to network with colleagues and participate in social activities.
Online Application Deadline: April 22
To learn more about eligibility, the program options, and to apply, please click on the Insight link at: redacted
Insight Healthcare: Philadelphia, June 21-24, 2012
Insight Engineering & Science: Chicago, June 7-10, 2012
Insight Asia: TBD, June 7-10, 2012

2013 Full-time Associate Opportunities:
Full-time Application Deadline: Applications accepted online now through July 22, 2012
Full-time Interviews: August through September, 2012
McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that advises senior management of the world's leading organizations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations. People join us from a wide range of disciplines, and you'll find that we're more interested in your achievements than your particular area of studies.

If you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge you, along with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please visit our website to for details on eligibility and to submit your application: redacted

Web Presentations
If you are unable to join us on campus, we are hosting several web based presentations to help graduate students learn more about McKinsey & Company and our Insight programs. Please visit our "Online Events" section on our website for details and to RSVP:

Comments (8)

Mar 23, 2012

Could you advise what are the targets US schools for MBB except Ivy and Stanford?

Mar 23, 2012

Not all ivies get recruited. Cornell, loosely defined as an ivy in general, definitely does not. Duke, Northwestern, Berkeley, UVa do get recruited.
Go to that link and see if there are presentation and interview events for schools in question, not just a submittal deadline.

May 1, 2012

Cornell, loosely defined as an ivy in general, definitely does not.

You do realize that "ivy" is a colloquialism and is loosely defined in general right? In actuality, the Ivy League is an athletic conference, of which Cornell is a member; that's it. Don't see what's so nebulous about their status in that regard. Maybe I'm missing something though.

May 2, 2012

It's nebulous for Cornell only as parts of it are state funded. it's bad enough trying to get recruited for MBB coming out of Arts and Science at Cornell. Try getting recruited coming out of CALS. More importantly however, Ivy means something else in the world of MBB recruiting (just like how high schoolers might label Stanford an ivy). Based on recruiting, It refers to to all actual ivy league members minus Cornell.

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May 1, 2012

So non-MBA Master's students come in as associates rather than analysts?

May 2, 2012

So non-MBA Master's students come in as associates rather than analysts?

From the McKinsey website: How do consultants with master's degrees fit in at McKinsey? Where would I start?

Consultants with master's degrees represent a broad spectrum of experience. Your role upon beginning your career at McKinsey depends on your academic and professional background. Generally, if you earned an undergraduate degree fewer than four years ago, you'll be considered for a business analyst position; if you earned your undergraduate degree more than four years ago, you'll be considered for an associate position.

How would I describe myself? Three words: hard working, alpha male, jackhammer...merciless...insatiable.

May 2, 2012

i recently accepted an offer for BCG. Based on my experience and others, no, you do not start off as an associate (consultant in BCG). In general, you start off as an associate if you have work experience, a top MBA, or a top Ph.D. I did get 25k more than a starting undergrad in basepay, however. Besides banal advice to nail your cases, make sure to sell yourself too. If you have a nationally competitive graduate fellowship, a university wide competitive graduate fellowship, top test scores, or anything else to buttress your perceived value, do advertise it. In my case, they were impressed by my fellowships and publications.

May 2, 2012