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McKinsey APD Duke Alumni Panel / Q&A

Hear from fellow Blue Devils on their journey to McKinsey!

Event Date: March 2, 2022, 6:00 to 7:00 pm


Introduction to Casing

Two upcoming McKinsey consultants, Cody David, PhD candidate in Religion and co-President of the APD Consulting Club, and Urann Chan, PhD candidate in Neurobiology, will give a mock case presentation. Join us to learn tips and tricks to help you succeed in a case interview, and to learn about the resources and practice sessions our club offers.

Event Date: Feb 28, 2022, 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Event slides can be found here. Recording can be found here.


Information Session with ClearView Healthcare Partners

ClearView Healthcare Partners is a global strategy consulting firm serving the life sciences sector. Join their consultants in an information session. Register with this link.

Event Date: Feb 24, 2022, 7:00 pm


An International Management Consulting Career: Insights from Jane Wang, Ph.D., Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company

As an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company, Jane Wang, Ph.D.’16 serves top global high-tech companies and “internet unicorns” in product development and new business building. She also serves top global pharma companies on digital transformation. Dr. Wang received her B.S. in Biological Technology from Nankai University and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology, together with a certificate in Global Health, from Duke University. In this session, Dr. Wang will share her leadership experience working in management consulting in the U.S. and China and reflect on how a graduate education has prepared her for a career in management consulting. Please bring your questions for a lively conversation!

Event Date: Jan 26, 2022, 8:00 to 9:00 pm


The Consulting Forum: Generalist vs. Specialized

Interested in consulting? Join Duke’s APD (Advanced Professional Degree) Consulting Club to learn about different kinds of management consulting jobs with generalist vs. specialist firms. At the forum, industry experts will educate the participants about their firms and careers in consulting. In addition, participants will have the chance to meet in breakout rooms with experts from top consulting firms. We will be joined by Andy Gilbert, former Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton; Alix Michael, associate at McKinsey; Lucas Rocha-Melogno, senior environmental health scientist at ICF; and a consultant from Clearview.

Event Date: Oct 19, 2021, 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Event Recording can be found here.


What is Management Consulting? An Introduction with the Members of the APD Consulting Club

Are you curious about how you can apply your research skills in a consulting career? Join us for this workshop offered in collaboration with the APD Consulting Club (Advanced Professional Degree Consulting Club) to learn about careers in management consulting. In addition to hearing an overview of the sector, participants will have the chance to meet in breakout rooms with PhD students and recent graduate alumni from humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines who have succeeded in the hiring process with Big Three firms. We’ll be joined by Cody David, PhD candidate in Religion and co-President of the APD Consulting Club; Urann Chan, PhD candidate in Neurobiology; Anandita Ananthakumar, PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering; and a social sciences PhD candidate. Graduate students, postdocs, and recent alumni of The Graduate School are welcome.

Event Date: Sep 16, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Event Recording can be found here.