I don't know what more to add that Buff hasn't already said.
I would say go to that university, learn to fly and become a pilot! As Buff said, "...the resevour is nearly dry..." and this is becoming all to painfully obvious to the airlines. Especially to the regional airlines who are expanding like a California wildfire!
These airlines have been forced to ground aircraft because they couldn't crew them.
As you may know the retirement age is 60, so the faster you can get into the airlines, the longer your career will be. If you, for any reason, don't want to stop flying b/c you're forced to retire, you can become a corporate pilot (you have to make some connections for this, though). There are no age limits, currently, on Corporate pilots.
I wish you all the luck in the world!
May your career be long and prosperous! I look forward to flying w/ you in the near future.
- Neil Harrison