One day I asked an instructor why things were done like this and he made me realize that once you find a job, nobody is going to help you with the new engine/console/... .
Either you get it to work, or you find a new job.[/font]
@OP - I also enrolled in GSP at the start of January (I figured I'm already up to my eyeballs in debt so I may as well bite the bullet and get a degree) and I noticed that they don't like to hand you anything on a silver platter. They DO however, give you all the resources you need in order to succeed. (I'm assuming we're talking about the same school since I haven't seen the GSP course mentioned by name at any other schools.) Talk to your instructor, talk to your success coach (seriously, I would not be surprised if you secretly get merits for talking to your success coach), use the student resources.
There's a reason they told you about all this during orientation. There's a reason these people were handing out business cards like crazy. They WANT you to ask questions and network and learn how to pro-actively participate in the community. If you feel overwhelmed start talking to people. You don't have to complain (don't complain), just grab someone and say, "I'm out of my depth. Who do I talk to in order to make this work?"
That's the most valuable job skill you can ever learn. When you're really out there and doing things there's no blank-faced 'them' that you're working for (unless you're talking about payroll). It's you. It works because you made it work or it fails because you didn't. If you can master that principal and force yourself to learn how to deal with people and situations and manufacture success then you've got what it takes.