education is never wasted, and can never be taken away ...
a well rounded education can help in a career of photography
giving a better understanding of the subject matter.
getting an apprenticeship while studying in a university,
working with a professional in the area he or she may have an interest,
may be a good idea. it will give him/her a better understanding
of what being a professional photographer is all about. these days it is less
about photography and more about other things.