_ leave a trail _
" where did you go to school?"
An interesting question, perhaps, but irrelevant to a job interview.
The campus you spent five years on twelve years ago makes very little contribution to the job you're going to do. Here's what matters: The way you approach your work.
What have you built? What have you led? How do you make decisions? What's your reserve of emotional labor like? How do you act when no one is looking?
You are not your resume. You are the trail you've left behind, the people you've influenced, the work you've done.