Amelia, you bring up a great idea. I know so many people that focus on a major that really isnt their passion, but due to practicality or so they believe they go in the direction that bores them to death. I like how you bring up that the world needs people who love what they do. It makes a person more willing to help another person pursue passion over the perecived need to find just a job.
Great idea. It would help the student feel like someone in the field was a resource because they helped them to achieve their educational goals. It would be mentorship on another level that gives the student confidence.