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Frequently asked questions

Why should I apply?

You should apply if you

  • are open-minded regarding new topics and opportunities, and are curious to find out more
  • are keen to expand your leadership potential
  • enjoy working in a team and being creative
  • want to learn more about the work we do at McKinsey
  • want to grow via training and feedback
  • want to learn what being a McKinsey consultant really means
  • want to be inspired to make a difference

Who can participate?

We invite all female students (BA, Masters, MBA, PhD) of any background as well as experienced professionals with up to 6 years of work experience to apply.

How do I apply?

Please click here to apply. Application deadline is March 6, 2017.

Please see How to apply for all application details.

I am from Latin America, Asia Pacific or North America and based in Europe, how can I apply?

You are from Latin America Asia Pacific, or North America considering returning at a later stage to shape your career and the future of your region, apply for the award! On the application form, please select the Latin American/Asian/North American offices of your interest in the Country/Practice Preference section.

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

There are both formal and informal ways for women at the firm to connect with one another. On the formal side, 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 (such as the West Coast Women's Conference, or the German Office Women's Day, just to name a few). We also have an internal McKinsey Women website, which is a great resource for our women (and our men!) and provides a forum for information-sharing and networking. On the informal side, most of our women have relationships - friendships and mentorships - with women they have met throughout the firm, either on client engagements, through training programs, and through other friends at the firm.

Is it possible to work part time at McKinsey?

McKinsey has supported flexible working arrangements, including a variety of part-time options, for more than 20 years. Consultants are increasingly experimenting with various forms of flexibility in order to make their careers at McKinsey work for them. Over 1,500 consultants have worked on a part-time basis since the firm started formally offering flexible work option in 1992. Roughly 40 partners and 10 directors have been elected while on part-time programs.

I have more questions about working at McKinsey.

For more information about working at McKinsey please visit our Careers web site.