Workforce Recruitment Program

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The Workforce Recruitment Program(WRP), which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment and the US Department of Defense, is a recruitment and referral program for college students and recent college graduates with disabilities. Through the program, students are matched with summer internships or permanent jobs in the federal government. Since 1995, over seven thousand students or recent graduates have been placed in internships or jobs in a wide variety of fields and locations through the WRP.

To be eligible for the program students must be current full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a disability or have graduated during the past year. Candidates are required to participate in an interview during October or November. Interviews are conducted by WRP recruiters on college campuses. Students who do well in the interviews are included in an online database that employers in the federal government can access starting in December.

Follow these 5 Simple Steps

Step 1. Register and apply at https://wrp.gov (must be completed by October 13th, 2021)

Step 2. Schedule a resume review with the Career Development Center.

There are 4 ways that students can schedule an appointment:

  1. Students can Log into their Handshake account, either through the WPConnect portal or visiting https://wpunj.joinhandshake.com. Once logged in, students can schedule an appointment by clicking on Career Center in the top right corner, selecting Appointments and then clicking the blue box with “Schedule a new appointment” in the top left corner.
  2. Emailing Career Development Center at Careerdevelopment@wpunj.edu 
  3. Emailing any of the members of our office directly.
  4. Visiting the Career Development Center in the Student Center room 301.

Visiting the Career Development Center in the Student Center room 301

Step 3. Schedule a mock interview with the Career Development Center.

Step 4. Schedule interview with WRP recruiter. Interviews will take place between October 25 and November 17.

Step 5. Attend WRP Interview.