Well put, Jill. Recently, I spotted a job posting looking for “8 years experience in UX”. Being that General Assembly was groundbreaking with its Los Angeles program — and that was only 2 years ago — I suspect that the hiring manager whom posted that job ad is not going to be getting too many people that fit the “8 years experience” requirement.
You were a wonderful teacher, Jill, and this article reflects your advocacy for the discipline of UX, as well as for the people whom constitute its ranks. Thanks for taking the time to write it.