While I was at Riddle (early 80's), the Career Center wasn't much use at all, at least to me. They weren't the size they are now, and didn't have the placement programs or assistance they do now, at least for airport-types like me. That was my primary problem with my Riddle experience. That said.....:
.....I was fortunate enough to, while I was job-hunting in L.A., to run across a gentleman that had spent his career (30-odd years at the time) in airport managment, running various airports in the southwest U.S. He saw in me someone who was excited about entering the profession, and had a degree from a respected university. He was someone who gave back to the profession by not only helping me get started, but doing the same for quite a number of my fellow airport managment types around the country. He left SoCal for another airport management job in the mid-80's (we actually got a letter from his wife in the mail yesterday)
So, while the degree is a definite plus and a necessity, and the knowledge gained from the numerous airport-specific courses I took was invaluable, it also helped to be enthusiastic about the industry, and, in my case, to have a mentor that's happy to take you under his wing.
As you get more experience in your chosen field, you'll find that people will look less and less at your degree, and more and more at what you've done since. Nowadays, my 20 years in airport managment, as well as my networking in various trade associations means much more than the degree. But the degree is what gets you noticed and started in the industry.
As SlamClick says, its fine to be proud of your school, but it doesn't mean we're better than everyone else (I never thought I was). I've worked with people here that went to UND, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Illinois, Northeast Louisiana, as well as Riddle. All fine schools with excellent aviation programs.
For me, it was an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. And I'm sure it would have been the same if I'd gone to college elsewhere.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina