I thought to start a new topic, because the previous one took a bit of a detour from the original content
My main issue is that I began the Game art program at Vanarts, but I won't be able to finish it because of financial issues. This is very concerning, given the fact that this school is really exclusive and only 20 people make it every year. We'd make a game at the end of the course with my classmates, which would be an extremely cool project.
However, since I need to leave, I have some concerns. I've been hearing in almost every presentations at Gnomon, Full Sail, GDC and all those channels, that networking is huge, and all those people who were attending those iconic schools are now working with those people who were their classmates back at school. They say, that getting a job in the industry would be impossible without knowing those people, because it's a very small industry. But since I need to leave the school, and I'll take an online course, I'll miss this direct network-building part.
So, my question is, if it was really true? Companies will not consider someone, who they don't know but just apply for the posted position?
Thank so much for all the feedback in advance. I'd be an immense help for me, because I'm currently sitting on the fence. I very v and confused and don't know what to do...