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PhD Consulting Events for McKinsey Consulting

Posted by on Thursday, May 2, 2024 in Announcements .

Virtual Recruiting Events

These sessions offered below will help you learn about the world of consulting, how your degree will help you make meaningful impact as an Associate, what life is like at McKinsey and how we help our clients solve the most complex problems.

May 7, 2024 | 3 – 3:45 pm ET

Recruiter Office Hours


May 16, 2024 | 4 – 5:00 pm ET

Academia to Consulting


May 22, 2024 | 4 – 4:45 pm ET

APD Resume Workshop


June 4, 2024 | 4 – 5:00 pm ET

Partner Series – Session 3


June 7, 2024 | Don’t forget to apply!

APD Associate Full Time Application Deadline

Please submit your application by 11:59pm.

No cover letter needed.


Additional Ways to Connect 

May 15 – May 23 | times vary

McKinsey Proud Speaker Series


May 16 – November 19 | times vary

Latin America Regional Events


May 15, 2024 | 10 – 11 am ET

Middle East Offices Information Session


May 23, 2024 | 8 – 9:00 am CST

Greater China Information Session


We are excited to learn more about you and your interest in McKinsey! Please complete this Connect with McKinsey form if you have not already done so.



Frequently Asked Questions 

What if I graduate before December 2024? If you are graduating prior to December 2024 or currently working full-time, you can apply as an experienced professional. We encourage you to apply for the appropriate role 2-3 months prior to your graduation or at any time if you are working full-time. Please review all current openings on our Careers site.

May I reapply if I interviewed previously and did not receive an offer? Yes, you are eligible to reapply for the APD Associate position if you meet eligibility criteria, or as an experienced professional.

Do I need a cover letter when applying? You do not need to write a cover letter, a resume is sufficient.

I found another role I’m interested in on McKinsey Careers. Can I apply? We have many different types of roles at the firm. For roles other than the Associate position, we recommend you applying 2-3 months prior to when you are able to start in the position. You can have up to 5 open job applications at any given time.

How do I choose an office? We recommend you choose your office preferences based on the city you would like to live in for the foreseeable future and where you have a support network (family and friends). If there is an industry you are particularly interested in, you should take that into account as well. For example, if you are interested in the energy sector, consider selecting our Houston office. If you would like to pursue a role in an office outside of the U.S., the deadline and job requisition is the same, however, in most cases, local language is required and working visa support is not guaranteed.

What if I need U.S. work authorization? If you require work authorization for the U.S., it is recommended that you connect with your school’s international student services office to see what options are available to you. Options vary widely based on your visa type.

Are your event sessions recorded? No, we do not record our events.

We hope these FAQs provide you with further clarity. If you have any additional questions or require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at or join our upcoming recruiter office hours.