about doing this when they start school (very difficult to identify).
In reality, I'm not sure there has been any really increased trend in the execution of this. There are a number of structure impediments to this:
(1) Senior capstone courses only available spring term for some majors
(2) Graduate and professional schools start in Aug/Sept and don't typically allow for Jan starts.
(3) Many desirable employers hire in cohorts and won't start a person till Aug/Sept anyway.