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Frequently asked questions

Who can participate in the event?

Our program targets female upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, MBA students, PhD students, and professionals with work experience in the field of operations. We expect all participants to have outstanding academic achievements and have an interest in operations (manufacturing, quality management, product development, supply chain management, procurement, service operations, capital projects & infrastructure, advanced analytics, digital operations, and implementation).

Why should I apply for the event?

You should apply if you:

  • Are interested in gaining insights into operations consulting at McKinsey
  • Would like to get to know female consultants in person and hear more about their journeys to McKinsey and their daily lives
  • Seek an internship or a full-time position in McKinsey’s Operations Practice
  • Are curious and open to new challenges
  • 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 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 event can I apply?

You can apply for a Meet Me event that is closest to your current residence. 

What can I expect?

You can expect an informal get-together with female consultants from McKinsey’s Operations Practice. You will have the opportunity to network, get to know our consultants, ask all of your questions, and enjoy a fun evening.

When will I receive feedback on my application?

We will contact you about your application by November 14th, 2017 and, if you have been successful, we will invite you to the event. You will then receive further details about the event.

Will taking part in the event cost me anything?

Participants will not incur any costs. McKinsey will cover all travel and accommodation expenses.

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