Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, May 16, 2014
It is never to early to start building your network, although I would start this by researching potential employers on LinkedIn and attempting to connect to their decision makers on the site. Through these connections you can begin to request informational interviews to learn more about those companies and get advice on what you can do to make yourself more marketable. To answer your original question, though, many companies will start recruiting for their May graduate hires in the fall of the prior year. Therefore, in your case, I recommend that you start building your network now, but begin to look for jobs in earnest and apply to them in the fall of 2014.