Monday, March 7, 2011

Going into consulting? Check out Thinkcell!

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.


  1. Thinkcell is a must in consulting, it saves us hours if not days of work!

  2. I've recently created a product called Aploris that provides the graphing capabilities that consultants use on PowerPoint for Mac. Reach out for student pricing options.


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