Note: This is a scholarship essay "describing your career goals and why you want to attend a 2 or 4-year college, technical or trade school." Please review accordingly! :)
I’ve always wanted to create stories that change the way people see the world, and discovered that the virtual reality medium can open one’s eyes to new experiences, both without limits and more limited than one’s current experiences. My goals entail creating unique story-based interactive experiences unlike any found today, with a choice-based game mechanic that allows players to take the story in any direction they choose. This freedom allows players to experience the consequences of their actions in an environment that allows mistakes to be made without devastating consequences in the real world. I plan to center these stories around unacknowledged and misrepresented real life stories and experiences to allow players to truly take a step into someone else’s shoes, whilst utilizing engaging and unique fantastical tales. Not only will these experiences bring light to the underrepresented, but also allow them to participate with adjustable difficulty and better accessibility to allow a larger range of people to experience the joy of the game. The technology of VR is so unique that it can allow this accessibility more than other game consoles, along with the different ways to experience the stories.
I know attending a four year college will equip me with the expertise needed to be able to create these complicated games, skills I could not gain on my own, as well as the credit that most jobs require for the higher positions I aim for. The skills gained at a four-year institution will prepare me not only with technical abilities, but also with the cognitive prowess to approach this career with ingenuity, a creative aptitude, and unique interpersonal talent. The knowledge gained will also give me credibility not gained from any other certification, or lack thereof. This will be vital to communicate my abilities to employers in the high level career I hope to strive for. With the skills gained from attending a four year college, I will finally be able to achieve my lofty career goals that wouldn't be possible otherwise.