Circle of Support
So you are a step away - almost ready to graduate. The last year, the final semesters, are a good place to plan forward and to look back.
Possibly a little less of the idealism, and slight ramping up of pragmatism.
There are many ways to approach Design - and to practice Design.
Designers self organise into communities - a good way to understand the nature of a community is to first see these communities as "communities of practice".