A rare double post for today! Almost as sweet as a double rainbow.
Anyways, if you are interning in consulting or heading into it full time without prior experience, you can get a leg up by familiarizing yourself with Thinkcell, a Powerpoint plug-in that makes it a snap to easily visualize data (aka create fancy charts!).
All kidding aside, I think it’s an extremely useful tool, and from what I understand, 2 of the “Big 3” firms use it. I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of other firms use it as well.
I can’t speak for other schools, but I know that you can get a 6-month licensed version through the Kellogg Information Systems (KIS) website that is a perfect way to learn. If you are a Mac user, the bad news is that it only works in the Windows-based version.