Neel Kashkari

Neel Kashkari, the “700 billion dollar man,” or the “bail-out Czar” has just been pushed into the spotlight. Neel Kashkari was the vice president of Goldman and Sachs before he was reqruited by the government in July 2006 to serve as Senior Advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson. He was then hired given the title “Interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability” in 2008. Neel Zashkari now has the responsibility to oversees the Office of Financial Stability including the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Well the most interesting thing about Neel Zashkari is that he was an engineer. Mr. Kashkari graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering. He than proceeded to work for a company named TRM doing areospace engineering for NASA. 

Neel Kashkari left TRM in 2000, and went back to school to receive an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School. Mr. Kashkari and his wife Minal maintain residences in Maryland and California.

He now makes some big cash, so for all of you hoping to do chemical engineering and going to MBA here ya go!

The GMAT

If you want to go into business, you want to go to a good business school. If you want to go to a good business school you need to get a good score on your GMAT.  www.mba.com gives some information about the GMAT:

The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardized assessment—delivered in English—that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.

What the GMAT® Test Measures

 

The GMAT® exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed in your education and work. It does NOT measure:

your knowledge of business,

your job skills,

specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work,

your abilities in any other specific subject area, or

subjective qualities—such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.

Format and Timing

 

The GMAT® exam consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section. 

Analytical Writing Assessment

The GMAT® exam begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The AWA consists of two separate writing tasks—Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one. 

Quantitative Section

Following an optional ten-minute break, you begin the Quantitative Section of the GMAT® exam. This section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two question types—Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.

Verbal Section

After a second optional ten-minute break, you begin the Verbal Section of the GMAT® exam. This section contains 41 multiple choice questions of three question types—Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section