If you are a University of Mary Washington student with a documented disability, you are welcome to participate in the annual Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), sponsored by the federal government. This program provides an opportunity for eligible students and recent graduates to be interviewed by a federal recruiter for internships, co-ops, or even permanent employment. The WRP is not a guarantee of employment, though it improves your chances of receiving a federal job offer. WRP candidates should continue to pursue other opportunities in addition to WRP.
Who is Eligible to Participate in WRP?
An applicant for the program must:
- Have a substantial documented disability
- Be a United States citizen
- Be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning on a full-time basis (unless the severity of the disability precludes the student from taking a substantially full-time course load) to seek a degree
- Be enrolled in such an institution as a degree-seeking student taking less than a substantially full-time course load in the enrollment period immediately preceding graduation
- Have graduated from such an institution within the past year
Benefits to College Students
With the Workforce Recruitment Program, students can:
- Promote their skills and abilities, as well as connect with federal employers across the United States
- Communicate with a WRP representative in a one-to-one meeting to discuss opportunities and refine their interviewing skills
- Earn additional experience and expand their network of contacts
- Demonstrate that students with disabilities can make fantastic employees
Important Dates for 2022:
- August 22, 2022 – Student registration opens
- October 13, 2022 – Student registration closes
- October 24, 2022 – Student application deadline – All materials must be submitted
- October 18-21, 2022– School Coordinator creates interview schedule
- October 24 – November 16, 2022– Interviews take place
- December 2022 – Student applications available to employers for one year
Registration and Application
Students can register by visiting www.wrp.gov. Click the ‘Student Registration’ button. The registration will prompt questions. Once the UMW Campus Coordinator approves your registration, you will receive an email prompting you to complete the rest of the application, including uploading documents such as your ‘Schedule A’ letter, a resume, and transcripts. Schedule A is a required document.
- For specific questions about the Workforce Recruitment Program and application process as it relates to the University of Mary Washington, please contact Mary Becelia at email@example.com
- If you would like to make an appointment with a Career Coach to review your resume or practice your interview skills, please contact the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-654-5646.
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