Just received an invite for a McKinsey Online Event. How should I prepare for it?

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New answer on Jun 19, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Jun 17, 2020

Hello! What should I expect to happen? Any insights/advice would be higly appreciated! Thank you!

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replied on Jun 18, 2020
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It depends very much on the type of event:

  • The ones where many people participate -usually webinar-like- don´t need much prep, it´s more about giong and absorbing all possible information.
  • Another story is the 1on1, since this is more like a conversation with a recruiter

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Anonymous replied on Jun 18, 2020

Hi there.

What I would suggest is the following:

1. Find out more about the event (I guess if you received an invitation, at least you should have the tile of the event and some speakers' names)

2. Do your reserach on the event content/speakers to be prepared to ask questions

3. Be yourselelf. It may seem obvious, but at the end of the day, at McKinsey we are a group of people who need to work long hours together and with the Client, so soft skills and ability to interact is key. So at the event be positive and energetic, even more than you would be in person cosidering there will be a screen between you and the other participants.

Hope it helps. :)


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replied on Jun 18, 2020
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Please share some more details about the particular plan so we can suggest the potential preparation required if any.


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replied on Jun 17, 2020
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Hi there,

Totally depends on the event.

If it's a short presentation/webinar, you don't need to do anything.

If it's an invite-only, multi-week event, just make sure you come in already understanding the company AND casing, as there will likely be a case competition at the end.

If you can provide more information about the event that would help with providing a more thorough answer!

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Anonymous replied on Jun 19, 2020


It depends on the event but in case you can interact with McK people, do prepare a couple of questions. And take it as an opportunity to further understand McK and use it to be more specific in your motivation in you cover letter and / or your fit.


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replied on Jun 18, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

First you need to understand the exact format of the event - only upon that you can think to prepare and ask others how to do it best.

Main differentiator: is it a kind of company presentation format, or a more personalized event with some Q&A (maybe even including 1:1 parts).


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