[quote name='Muzzy A' timestamp='1355978440' post='5012705']
Well... I'm still in school for a few months, so I don't think I can apply right now. But,I would love to keep in contact with you! I still haven't made a portfolio, but I have some things to put in one and I'm always making something to show off to friends, sometimes they're portfolio worthy lol. I've been programming in C++ for almost 8 years now (and still learning new things about it all the time).
Like Paul said, it is never too early to start getting yourself out there in front of the companies that you have some interest in working with. If anything it will give you practice with the application process and give you some experience with things such as the tests that a lot of game dev employers send out. It will also give you a chance to fine tune your resume/cv. It could also lead to building a pre-working relationship with a company and further smooth your transistion into the workforce.
Keep in contact and send along a few links to things you have worked on and perhaps your resume/cv. Oh, and anytime Tom gives advice, listen to it, he knows his stuff and I have a few coworkers who have read his FAQ.