Mckinsey last call for applications


Closing date 17th Jan

Have you considered trying to find out more about career options?  Do you want to expand your understanding of the business world?  Then our Insight programme could be for you.

We at McKinsey & Company, one of the leading global management consulting firms, would like to invite PhD students and Post-Docs who have displayed a record of outstanding leadership, personal initiative and achievement, to apply to attend a 3-day programme in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

McKinsey & Company is a place where you can serve leading clients, develop your talents, and be part of a team that generates high-calibre ideas.  It is also one of the few places where you can have immediate and direct contact with some of the world’s top CEOs and public leaders and where you are encouraged to give your opinion.  Parallel to this, we pride ourselves on creating an environment that is able to attract, develop, excite and retain exceptional people.

As one of the world’s leading management consultancies, our goal is to provide distinctive and long-lasting performance improvements to our clients, who range from governments and multinationals to charities and entrepreneurial firms.  Our work cuts across every business sector – from multimedia to energy, banking to retail, e-commerce to healthcare. Every case we address involves working with our clients at the most senior levels, advising on a wide range of issues.  We currently have over 90 offices operating in over 50 countries.

As a consultant you will work as part of a small team made up of clients and McKinsey colleagues from around the world.  You will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of industries and on a variety of business problems to give you a breadth of experience.  Your role at McKinsey will not only provide you with invaluable skills and hands-on-experience, but a thorough grounding in the commercial world.  We support our consultants with day-to-day mentoring and coaching coupled with comprehensive formal training programmes; equipping our consultants for the challenges of leadership within McKinsey or beyond.  

Insight 2010 offers you a unique opportunity to learn about different techniques for solving problems and a chance to see what it would be like to work as a consultant – and to find out why they chose to make the transition from academia into consulting.  Apply your curiosity and energy by working together in teams to understand how we analyse and help solve problems.  This 3-day programme will offer you the chance to meet consultants with diverse backgrounds from McKinsey’s world-wide offices and gain an insider’s view of how McKinsey helps organisations achieve world-class performance.  You will also be able to have your questions answered in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and have fun, whilst discovering exciting career opportunities.

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Selection decisions will be communicated to all applicants by 1 February 2010