Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018
It's great that you are starting your job search early! Your career center is going to be the best resource for you to start with. I don't think it's uncommon for companies to seek college graduates to fill their entry-level opportunities and offer to relocate candidates, or express interest in candidates that may not currently live in the city the job is located. College students are typically very open to relocation and I think a lot of employers recognize this! I would recommend that you start by searching jobs on the job portal at your school. Often times, you can search by city/location. I would also recommend connecting with your career center and explain what type of position you are looking for. They are going to be most familiar with the companies that recruit at your school and can help point you in the right direction. Career fairs are also a great resource as well as any student organizations or on-campus groups you are involved with. Companies often form partnerships with student organizations so they can actively recruit their members so if you have any connections that way, or with an exec board in a student org, I would recommend trying that path as well. Lastly, research companies in the locations you are interested in and begin seeking out opportunities with those companies and try to build connections.
Good luck with your job search!