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Frequently asked questions

Who can participate in this program?

Our program targets female upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, MBA students, and PhD students. We expect all participants to have outstanding academic achievements and have an interest in operations topics. 

Why should I apply for the internship?

You should apply if you:

  • Want to experience what management and operations consulting at McKinsey is all about
  • Want to get to know inspiring McKinsey consultants and learn more about the work they do at McKinsey
  • Are curious and open to new challenges
  • Are seeking an attractive career
  • Have fun working in teams and enjoy solving complex problems.

What opportunities do women at McKinsey have to meet each other and to network?

There are both formal and informal ways for women at our firm to connect with one another. Formally, there are numerous in-person events throughout the year. Some are cross-office programs (such as the Leadership Development Workshop for Women and the Senior Women's Conference) and some are driven by the women's groups in a particular office or practice (such as the West Coast Women's Conference or the Operations Women's Day). We also have an internal McKinsey Women's Web site, which is a great resource for our women (and our men) and provides a forum for information sharing and networking. Informally, most of our women have built relationships – friendships and mentorships – with women whom they have met throughout the firm either through client engagements, training programs, and/or other friends within the firm.

For which country can I apply?

You can apply for one of our countries within Western Europe (please choose office preference). We would expect you to speak the respective local language fluently.

When will I receive feedback on my application?

We will let you know if your application was a good fit by Mid March 2018 and, if so, will invite you for an interview. In this case, we will call you to arrange an appointment. 

How can I best prepare for the recruiting interviews?

We recommend that you properly prepare for the selection day. Sample case studies such as those you will discuss in your interview can be found here and in corresponding books. Further information about how the selection day will be run can be found here.

I have more questions about working at McKinsey.

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