I chose the apprenticeship route personally and work in a hospital legal department. I can be off to court at the drop of a hat. It's something I would call responsible and ambitious. In my area, a person who has done an apprenticeship is more likely to get a job than a graduate, and no debt so for me university was an illogical choice.
You want an intellectual? Haha! Being a uni-grad doesn't make you an intellectual, it makes you in-debt.
Well the kind of lady you are after would most likely think this website is utterly childish and would think the same of a man asking a load of virgins and sexually repressed post-teens where or why he can't find a woman like the one you described.
I think you are a long way off being the kind of man to attract such a woman.