So good grades, perhaps the best student in terms of grades in class and don't excel at anything?
Thére will always be people greater or lesser in this world.
It is setting your own goals and ächeiving them is where you are succesful.
May look at others for tips on achieving your goals, but you have your own life goals.
Connections you can make yourself, just have to visit businesses, etc and make those connections (network).
With english your strength could be teaching or similar.
Would need to find your niche (look on internet, many how to's), where you find your strengths, talents.
Then match education to those strengths, talents.
Then create a CV with those strengths, talents.
Then match CV to job position specs.
Sometimes find that are a generalist (good at many things) than a specialist (good at one thing).
Usually generalist's work in small businesses vs a specialist in big business.