Your story is heart-touching. It clearly describes what an enlightened student looks like. Luckily your professor was smart enough to listen to you.
I think there’s a chance to get experience without being hired. A graphic designer doesn’t need an art director to learn Photoshop basics much like a social media manager doesn’t need a web marketing manager to use Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. The Internet enables unlimited opportunities for skills development.
Thanks for your support, Roxanne. Good luck with everything.