I’m laughing at this because I always feel like an outsider. I think one recent-ish example that stands out – I was recruiting for a VERY LARGE COMPANY and our recruiting team held a diversity meeting. We went around the room and everyone had to share what college degree they had, and what they would, in hindsight, study if they could go back. Everyone had one of the same 3-4 degrees (marketing, business, etc) and all pretty much picked CS or other tech fields. Then there was me. The only recruiter in the room (and I mean a large group) who had never gone to college. My background was very different, and frankly, I was quite a bit older than most of the team.. It seems like such a small, silly thing – but in the moment? I felt like I was going to be “caught” as a giant fraud and someone who didn’t deserve their spot in this company.