Workforce Recruitment Program

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Disability Employment

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with qualified disabilities interested in summer internships or permanent jobs.

  Eligibility: 

  • Be a person with a disability
  • Obtain a Schedule A Hiring Authority document by December 2022
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be a current, full-time, degree-seeking CSU student OR have graduated after April 1, 2020. **

* Schedule A letters must be signed by a licensed medical professional; a licensed rehabilitation professional; or any federal, state, District of Columbia, or US territory agency that issues or provides disability benefits.

**Students may also participate if they meet all of the other requirements for the program but are taking a reduced course load due to a disability or if they are taking less than a substantially full-time load in the enrollment period immediately prior to graduation.

Process: 

  1. Create a student user account on the WRP website
  2. Wait for CSU’s WRP coordinator to approve your request. 
  3. Once approved, you can create and submit an application on the WRP website. The Career Center is here to help you with any questions. 
  4. After submitting your application, you can notify CSU’s WRP coordinators of any accommodations needed for elective interviews. 
  5. A CSU WRP coordinator will reach out to schedule your elective interview with a WRP representative. 
  6. WRP will release student applications entered into the WRP database to federal and select private-sector employers to review beginning in December. 

Timeline:

August 22, 2022 – Student registration opens on WRP website

October 13, 2022 – Student registration closes

October 16, 2022 – Student application deadline

October 18, 2022 – Accommodation forms due

October 24 – November 16 – WRP elective interview period (scheduled through the Career Center)

*** Reminder to obtain your Schedule A letter by the end of December. This is not included in the WRP application but will be asked for by employers after the database opens. 

December 2022 – Student applications are entered into a database for federal and select private-sector employers to review. Employers will begin contacting candidates about jobs as early as mid-December and will continue through June for summer jobs, and up to one year later for permanent jobs.

Questions:

To learn more about the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), visit WRP.gov or contact the Career Center WRP coordinators:

Alexis Gomez – alexis.a.gomez@colostate.edu

Codi Delgadillo – codi.delgadillo@colostate.edu