Ok, I updated it slightly, especially the last paragraph.
Thank you for your comments and suggestions on the last version.
I’ve attended two colleges: Rochester Institute of Technology and Harrisburg Area Community College. I attended RIT the fall after high school. I applied to the Computer Science degree but there was no available space in that major. I was able to get in under the undeclared major. As part of that major, I was required to attend a course title “Career Decision Seminar”. Taking this course left me questioning what I truly wanted to major in. I left RIT after the first quarter so that I would have some time to figure out what I wanted to study.
In the summer of 2000 I began attending Harrisburg Area Community College. I was working full-time at Merck-Medco at this time and was only able to take classes part-time. I selected the Life Sciences Transfer A.A. degree, intending on transferring to another school for a geology degree. Before fall semester started that year, I changed my major to the Web Developer A.A. degree program. I had been designing websites for about 4 years at that time; it was what I did in most of my spare time. I realized towards the end of the Fall 2001 semester that a hobby was all that web design was to me. I didn’t want to have a career in it. I was denying myself of what I wanted most: a degree in the sciences. More specifically, I want a degree in geology with eventual work in paleobiology.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve been interested in the way the earth works and the now extinct creatures that lived on it. I want the opportunity to study geology in detail. When I took the assessment tests in my Career Decision Seminar, the results confirmed what I had always known but yet didn’t acknowledge until recently. What they confirmed was that I was meant for a career in the sciences. This semester I began taking courses full-time again and wish to transfer in the fall of 2002. I chose Lehigh University because of its strong academic and research aspects. I know that this university will help make possible the fulfillment of my dreams.