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The Programme

Insight is an insider's look into management consulting. Come and meet consultants who, like you, are from diverse backgrounds and find out why they chose to make the transition from academia into consulting.

Insight is a unique event where you can learn about different techniques for solving problems, giving you a chance to see what it would be like to work as a consultant. Apply your curiosity and energy by working together in teams to understand how we analyse and help solve problems for business, government and non-profit organisations. You will be able to have all your questions answered in a relaxed, fun and informal atmosphere whilst discovering exciting career opportunities.

Insight is an exclusive 3 day event in Austria offering students an insider's look into management consulting. This programme is designed for PhD & Post - Doc students and those on a prestigious scholarship within the UK. It is open to the students in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Students need to be due to complete their studies in 2017 or 2018. It will take place from 04 May - 06 May 2017 in Kitzbühel, Austria.

"Why I chose Insight" from participants of the Insight Programme

"I applied because I wasn't quite sure what McKinsey Consultants do on a day-to-day basis. I was hoping to get a sense for what the job is like and what it's like to work on problems that are generally considered "real-world."

"I wanted to learn more about McKinsey, about what a management consultant does and to figure out if this might be a career change for me. The program seemed like a fun and easy way to do this, especially because it was aimed at graduate students without a business background."

"Whilst I really do enjoy fundamental science and research, this isn't sufficient justification to become an academic. Because of this I've been looking at other possible careers that will be as challenging, diverse and impactful. Management Consultancy stood out as one potential pathway. I was particularly interested in spending more time with the McKinsey staff, of all levels, to obtain an insight into the McKinsey culture"

Lasting memories and thoughts from Insight

"Spending time with a group of smart & diverse postgraduate students in an amazing location!"

"The compliments that were given in our own business case team after the presentation. I really felt part of a team that tackled a case, which is quite contrary to the way PhD research normally works."

"Presenting to the "clients" at the end of the business case. It was a fun but challenging experience."