Shahbaz Shaikh works on getting
into college at the Career Center
Tawab Fakhri/Courier Photo
For those who missed the after school University of California workshop, here is a summary of the meeting that was conducted by Theresa Vidaurri, an Early Academic Outreach Program representative. A personal statement is used to give context to a studentĘs life as well as depth to the studentĘs profile. It is your chance to reveal information that your test scores and grades cannot show statement readers. The UC Personal Statement is not about being flowery or excessively wordy because that becomes a waste of words. Do not attempt to be funny or clever, but do be sincere and use your words to advance your arguments.