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Thu, Jun 27



Getting Started on Your UC PIQs

Are you a high school student applying to the University of California? Feeling overwhelmed by the Personal Insight Questions (PIQs)? We're here to help! Our upcoming webinar will guide you through this crucial part of your application. Rising Juniors are also welcome!

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Getting Started on Your UC PIQs
Getting Started on Your UC PIQs

Time & Location

Jun 27, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM



About the event

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Describe what a UC Personal Insight Question is.
  • Implement brainstorming techniques for writing UC PIQs.

Workshop Outline:

Introductions on Zoom, housekeeping, overview of the workshop

Intro activity - icebreaker

What are the UC PIQs?

  • What are they used for?
  • How are they different from the Common App Personal Statement?


Students will walk away from the workshop with a rough draft of one PIQ.

Writing Coach: Ms. Juliana

Juliana Struve is a life-long educator passionate about helping students achieve their dreams through higher education. A graduate of Vassar College with a bachelor’s degree in English, she also holds a Master’s in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Certificate in College Admissions from UC Berkeley. Before transitioning to full-time consulting, Juliana worked as an International Student Advisor at UC Berkeley for four years. She has helped students gain acceptance to schools such as Johns Hopkins University, the UCs, Barnard College, etc.

If you have any questions, please email us at or leave a message to (1) 909-294-6328. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Thetaworks Academy Team

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