McKinsey First Year Leadership Academy

All interested Scholars are encouraged to apply the following First Year Leadership Academy sponsored by McKinsey & Company. Maital Gutman (Duke ’05) is available to connect with interested scholars about this opportunity as well as many others at McKinsey. She can be reach via email at

About FYLA:

McKinsey’s First Year Leadership Academy (FYLA) was established in 2017 with the goal of meeting and supporting talented university first years who identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Native American. Our global All In, Diversity and Inclusion initiative engages colleagues around the world to develop and share innovative ways of working that advance inclusivity. We want our teams to reflect the diversity of the world and our clients.

To ensure diversity in gender, ethnicity, background, education, orientation, etc., we constantly look for new ways to reach people who might otherwise not be considering a career in consulting. To achieve this, we have developed a number of programs including Sophomore Summer Business Analyst, LAUNCH, the HBCU Consulting League, the spring GLAM series, and more.

FYLA is an immersive two-day workshop during which attendees explore the potential of a career in consulting and refine their problem-solving and leadership skills. Through interactive activities, case workshops, panels, and networking events, attendees will learn about our work, culture, and people.

To learn more about FYLA and submit your application for the program, click here.