More precocious students tend to start searching first semester. The plurality don’t start to get serious until winter break, though a lot of jobs with big civic organizations like ConEd, the DOT, and the MTA won’t get posted until February. By the beginning of March, people without internships start getting nervous. Internships are really competitive right now (April 6, 2014) so there are plenty of very capable students still searching. - feedback from Noah.