I'm also at the point where my instructor has said I really, really, really need to go out in the world and share my knowledge--I'm apparently acing the class and doing everything essentially perfectly. Almost no mistakes (except those from me misunderstanding, e.g. submitting an assignment early which we later go over in class, meaning I blindly stumbled through something he literally would have given me the answers to), and staying (relatively) on top of all the assignments.
He thinks I should go share my knowledge with the world since I'm doing that well. And told me to reconnect with our college person since she can and will help me there in getting a job and I feel more confident in my abilities after taking these classes so I might do better this time around.
I've got no assigned CAD work, with the only thing to do there being my pet project.
Mostly? I'm going for the non-CAD stuff.
So back to class I go!