McKinsey, Recruiting Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

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MIT McKinsey: Advanced Professional Degree Candidates
Calendar of Events: On-line Events

2025 graduates: We invite you to learn more about McKinsey, our people, a career in consulting and the application process through our upcoming events. Registration information is below. Please check back for more information on our fulltime application deadline, coming soon.

What Is Advanced Professional Degree?

Advanced Professional Degree (APD) represents candidates who are postdocs or working toward the following degrees: PhD, MD (including medical interns, residents and fellows), JD, PharmD, Nursing, and non-MBA Masters. Non-MBA Master candidates must have at least four years in between the completion of their undergraduate degree and graduate degree to be qualified as having an APD. If a non-MBA Masters candidate does not have four years in between completion of their undergraduate and graduate degrees, they would qualify for our business analyst positions.

Resources for 2025 graduates interested in fulltime roles at McKinsey

To ensure you’re in the loop with upcoming events, announcements and deadlines,
complete our Connect with APD interest form.
Note: this is not a job application. 

The form will be open until the Associate application deadline (typically Mid-June).

Insight and Diversity Connect, The Series

Each year, we invite qualified APD candidates to apply to attend our Insight or Diversity Connect, The Series events. These are our two flagship events for APD recruiting. This year, we welcome those graduating in 2025 to apply to these programs. 

Note: these are event applications, not job applications. Any student chosen to attend Insight or Diversity Connect, The Series will still be required to complete the full time Associate application.

Complete the Connect with APD form
Learn about Insight 2024
Learn about Diversity Connect, The Series 2024

What Roles Are Available?

APDs typically join us as full-time associates. They can work as generalists or expert consultants if they have a specific function or industry on which they would like to focus such as digital, analytics, or operations. 

We encourage APD candidates to explore all job openings—consulting or non-consulting—that fit their professional interests and academic or research expertise. These roles include data scientists, software engineers, product managers, data engineers, designers, agile coaches, digital marketers and a variety of other positions.

Available roles

Apply below:
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By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Associate Director, Employer Relations