Getting into Haas: No One Is a "Perfect Package"

Pete Johnson and Jett Pihakis, who head Berkeley's MBA admissions, say it's better for applicants to be self-aware than claim no weaknesses

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Pete Johnson and Jett Pihakis are co-directors of MBA admissions at the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business (No. 13 on BusinessWeek's current B-school rankings). Johnson manages international MBA admissions, and Pihakis handles domestic applications. They recently spoke with BW Online's Mica Schneider. Here are edited excerpts from their conversation:

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