Workforce Recruitment Program

What is the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)?

The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity (ODMEO) manage the program, which continues to be successful with the participation of many other federal agencies. Since the program's expansion, over 6,000 students and recent graduates have received temporary and permanent employment opportunities through the WRP.

During the Fall 2014 semester, trained WRP recruiters will conduct personal interviews with interested candidates at college and university campuses across the country, including Webster University. Candidates represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students. Information from these candidate interviews is compiled in a searchable database that is available to hiring agencies.

How Do I Qualify?

To qualify as an eligible candidate, you must meet all three of the following criteria:

  • Be a United States citizen.

  • Be a current, degree-seeking, full-time post-secondary student. Candidates who fall under the following exceptions may still be eligible:

    • Taking a reduced course load due to disability.
    • Taking a reduced course load due to upcoming graduation.
    • Graduated from Webster between October 2013 and August 2014.
  • Have an intellectual disability, psychiatric disability, or severe physical disability which makes you eligible to obtain a Schedule A letter from a licensed medical professional, a licensed rehab professional, or any federal/state agency or entity that issues or provides disability benefits.

Next Steps

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in interviewing for employment through WRP, please register at https://wrp.gov/registerstudent.

Complete this registration process as soon as possible since you must be approved before you can continue to complete your online application and upload your resume and transcript. If you do not complete the online application, you will not be eligible to participate in the WRP.

The items that need to be obtained and/or completed by you and submitted prior to the interview are:

  • Resume (Required)
  • College Transcript- official or unofficial (Required)
  • Schedule A Letter (Suggested)
  • Any additional supporting documents (Optional)

The registration deadline is October 8, 2014. Phone interviews will be conducted by WRP recruiters during late October to mid-November. Candidate information will be loaded into the employment database in December 2014 and will remain active for one year.

WRP Resources

PDF WRP Frequently Asked Questions
PDF What is Schedule A and How Does it Work?
PDF Sample Schedule A Letter
video Preparing for WRP Phone Interviews (9:29) PDF Slides


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More Information

Check out www.wrp.gov to learn more.

For further information, please the Career Planning & Development Center at careercn@webster.edu or contact Cindy Yamnitz in the Academic Resource Center at 314-246-4245, cynthiayamnitz36@webster.edu.   

 

 

Contact Us

Career Planning & Development Center
568 Garden Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

314-968-6982
1-800-981-9805

careercn@webster.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Walk-In Hours

Fall 2014 Walk-In Hours 
Available during the following times when classes are in session: 

Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn about topics you can discuss during your 10-15 minute meeting with a Student Career Advisor.

 

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We're currently conducting our follow-up survey for Webster graduates.

 

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