Ph.D

APD Success Story: I am sure you get a ton of these, but I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all the resources you’ve put up on your site. I got an offer for a summer associate position with McKinsey yesterday through the APD recruiting process, and caseinterview.com was an integral [...]

Question on McKinsey APD vs. Experienced Hire: First, thank you so much for providing your online materials. I recently found them and they are great! Second, I was hoping you would help me shed some light as to my somewhat atypical career situation. I have a Ph.D. and postdoc from a great school in a technical [...]

Question: I have been keeping up with your daily newsletter. Very helpful indeed, but I couldn’t help but notice that it is perhaps mostly aimed at people with a business background of MBAs. I may be wrong. I mentioned in our earlier exchanges that my background is in [Science Field] (PhD). I have done Science [...]

McKinsey APD CV Question: I’ve struggled with how to edit my academic CV into a more digestible format. As you interviewed APD candidates, perhaps you have some guidance here. I’m of course interested in any rules of thumb on presenting the CV in general (i.e., do you recommend summary statement?). My Response: I did not [...]

Question: As I was flipping through your site and others I noticed there is not a lot of information out there on non-traditional hires, particularly J.D.s I have a BCG interview on Friday, and I was just wondering if the standards for hiring are the same as for M.B.As or if they understand there will [...]

Question: I just finished an executive MBA at XXXXXXX (An Ivey League business school). I have a PhD from XXXXX XXXXXX of XXXXXX (a university in India), which is a premier research institute. I am not sure which route I must follow for McKinsey application: APD or MBA? Also my GMAT and GPA are not [...]

Question: Thanks for taking the time and effort to set up these resources for aspiring consultants! I wish I’d found the videos before! Anyway, I noticed you mentioned interviewing APD (applicants with PhD degrees) aspirants a number of times. I was wondering, in your experience, what sets apart successful APD candidates? What does McKinsey look [...]