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Workforce Recruitment Program: College and University Registration Is Open Through June 28

April 18, 2024
Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

College and university staff working in career services, disability services and other related areas are invited to register their school to participate in the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) to allow their disabled students and recent grads to explore careers in federal service and connect with potential federal employers.

Registration is open through June 28, 2024.

Increase Career Opportunities for Your Students with Disabilities

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) helps students and recent graduates with disabilities explore a potential career in federal service. College career and disability services staff register their school for WRP each spring to enable their students to apply in the fall. WRP is free for schools and students.

Strengthen Your School’s Employment Connections

  • Improve job and internship prospects for your students and recent graduates with disabilities! WRP applicant information is viewed by federal employers from all Cabinet-level Departments and many independent federal agencies nationwide.
  • Develop your students’ resume-writing and interview skills. WRP applicants can engage in a remote informational interview and resume review with a federal recruiter.
  • Expand your knowledge of Federal Government hiring so you can educate your students about federal service through training and webinars with WRP staff.
  • Advance your school’s diversity and inclusion efforts by growing the relationship between your career, disability, and veterans’ services offices. Collaborate with other colleges and universities to share best practices on managing WRP successfully.

Participation is Easy

College or university staff register their school and serve as a WRP School Coordinator. Schools can have multiple staff register, with one Coordinator designated as the primary point of contact. Coordinators conduct outreach to eligible students and recent graduates, approve candidate application access, and schedule informational interviews with their assigned federal recruiter.

U.S. postsecondary institutions that are accredited by one of the accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education are eligible to participate. Current, full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a disability, or those who have graduated within two and a half years of the WRP fall application period may apply. WRP recommends that schools have at least eight eligible candidates participate in the program.

How to Register Your School

School staff can register annually from April through June. If registration is not currently open, please contact the WRP Program Managers at wrp@dol.gov to be added to the list of interested schools.

News source: wrp.gov/wrp?id=school_coordinator_landing_page

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