I've been using a Transcend 32GB CF, 1000x card without any problems.
shooting at 1920, have recorded continuously for over a minute. Never really tested how long it records continuously but it has not let me down so far.
my takes have never been more than about a minute long.
Studied at Prague Film School. Every minute of the year long intensive course was worth it. Enjoyed the immersive, hands-on approach at PFS.
Got the opportunity to Interact with some of the students at FAMU and found their style of teaching to be more academic than PFS's. Though that has its own benefits but personally I enjoy the practical approach a lot more.
As for a career after school, you will learn really quickly that career in filmmaking is what you make of it yourself. The school you go to might help you in some ways, but at the end of the day, everything depends on you, your resilience, dedication, hard work and stubbornness to be a part of this industry.