Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Monday, August 28, 2017
I would recommend starting your job search now since campus recruiting season is right around the corner. I would suggest attending any job fairs that your university puts on, go to mock interviewing sessions, do whatever you can do in order to get in front of employers. Employers attending career fairs are looking for May grads already, so now is the time to start that networking. As far as actually applying goes, I typically say to start applying (online) roughly two months before you're wanting to start. If you come across something before then, reach out to the company to see how soon they're looking to bring someone onboard.
Best of luck!