A Chat with Olin's Admissions Director

Washington University B-school's Brad Pearson shares some insights about preparing your application and what it takes to make the cut

Our guest on Feb. 15, 2002, was Brad Pearson, director of admissions and financial aid at Washington University's Olin School of Business (No. 23 on BusinessWeek's Top 30 list). Prior to joining the Olin School in October, 2000, Pearson was associate director of admissions at the University of Chicago. He earned his MBA from Governor's State University in University Park, Ill., in 1993. Pearson was interviewed by BusinessWeek Online reporter Mica Schneider. Following are edited excerpts from their discussion:

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