On (not) making it
This is a break from form, and I've decided to leave up a partially-redacted version for posterity. I think it's good to acknowledge your frustrations, even if you don't think they're ultimately valid, or should be attached to your portfolio or whatever. So, if you want to keep reading, know that I said a lot of this in anger immediately after I was unceremoniously fired (invisi-banned) from a volunteer modding project. It lead to a lot of soul-searching, as a big part of my impetus for joining that project was impressing a certain potential employer.
I still think my alma mater (and a few professors in particular) need to do a lot better at preparing students for jobs. What follows wasn't the way to voice that - it was a petty way of calling out a prof, on a blog that no one reads. But hey, we're all human right?