Get Hired Through the Workforce Recruitment Program!

The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector 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 and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity manage the program. A wide variety of other federal agencies also participate in the consortium. Recruiters from participating agencies interview students and recent graduates with disabilities at colleges and universities nationwide. Over 3,000 students and recent graduates are interviewed between the beginning of October and through mid-November of each year. In 2011, over 600 students and recent graduates were hired for summer and permanent jobs within the federal government and the private sector.

To qualify, an eligible candidate:

  • has a disability
  • is a United States citizen
  • is a current, full-time, degree-seeking, post-secondary student, unless they are taking a reduced course load due to a disability OR
  • is in the final semester.
  • Individuals who met the preceding requirements while enrolled, but have graduated within one year of the release of the database each December, are also eligible. For the 2013 WRP release, interviews will be held in the fall of 2012.  Candidates who graduated prior to October 2011, are NOT eligible to participate this year.
  • Veterans with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The registration portal to officially sign up to participate in the Workforce Recruitment Program is ready. To register, please go to Please complete this registration process as soon as possible since your registration must be approved online 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)
  • Any additional supporting documents (Optional)

There is a very broad and inclusive definition of what qualifies as a disability – a disability is typically defined as someone who (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more “major life activities,” (2) has a record of such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

When a candidate signs up, he/she has to certify that he/she is indeed a person with a disability. You are encouraged to register and if there is a question of disability eligibility, please send a confirmation email stating that you are indeed a person with a disability. You may register here 

On November 16, 2012, a recruiter with the Program will be at the law school conducting interviews for those candidates that have completed registration. Please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the Career Development Office with any questions and for more information about the program!

For additional information, please visit the website.