Answered by Megan, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
How excited you must be that graduation is just around the corner! It is true that many companies do a big push for hiring new college grads in the spring, but that is simply because that is when the majority of college grads are available, not typically because of business need. While it would make things much simpler if the hiring needs of employers directly correlated with the availability of new college grads, the reality is that employers need entry-level employees at all times of the year, not just in the spring.
If you have the opportunity to graduate a semester early and are eager to find a full-time position, I would not recommend delaying the process out of fear that you will not be able to find a position. In fact, as a December graduate, you would have substantially less competition when applying for jobs in the winter as opposed to applying for jobs in the spring when the entire crop of new grads are also searching. If you have already developed a strong resume complete with internship experiences, leadership skills and a high GPA, you should have no problem finding a position regardless of what time of the year your degree is completed.