Is college a waste of time (and money)?
If you are passionate about the subject, stick with it. Follow your heart and do what you feel you should do. Quitting school would crush any hopes or dreams you have of being a part of the fashion industry. As competitive as the fasion world is, if you put hard work into school and pursuing a career, the happier you will be in the end. Many people do not look very far into their future and see hard work and perserverance as a means to making their lives better. But just think about everyone who has worked their butt off for something they wanted.
As a beginner in the industry, I would say brain storm the idea of an internship or doing some volunteering. Anything that gets you involved with people and your communitygives you the chance to make connections, if not a great resume. A large part of finding a job is through the people you know. Without many connections, you can’t really go far just on your own. Get out there and meet new people! Start a forum on any type of website dedicated to fashion and pursuing a career in it. Who knows, that could become popular and get you noticed. Just a few examples that have been proven to get people places.
Think about what kinds of things you could accomplish by moving further in your education. You will not only gain a broad variety of job opportunity, but also an intellectual insight that only college can bring.
As corny as it sounds, just keep looking toward the light at the end of the tunnel and don’t let anything get in the way of accomplishing your dreams.