Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

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. Annually, trained WRP recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with interested candidates on college and university campuses across the country. Candidates represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students and law students. Information from these candidate interviews is compiled in a searchable database that is available to federal Human Resources Specialists, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists, and other hiring officials in federal agencies.

WRP interviews for 2017-2018 academic year will be conducted remotely by telecommunications and coordinated through the NTID Center on Employment. Students can apply for WRP opportunities by following the instructions provided below.

1: STUDENTS/GRADUATES
  • Undergraduate or graduate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor degree or beyond
  • Freshmen-Senior
  • All majors
  • Must register every year

2: ELIGIBILITY
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing or any kind of disability
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Full-time currently enrolled this semester, or
  • Graduated with a degree NO EARLIER than APRIL 2016 or more recently.
3: REGISTRATION PROCESS (First part)

August 28 - October 17, 2017

  • http://wrp.gov/registerstudent
  • Complete the brief registration process
  • Select NTID not RIT on the list (even if you are a cross-registered student at RIT)
  • Receive an email from the coordinator if you are approved or not
4: APPLICATION PROCESS (Second part)
  • If you are approved, you will receive an email from WRP with a temporary password and link to application.
  • On the link, type the temporary password (DO NOT COPY AND PASTE)
  • Then you can change the temporary password to create your own password (follow the requirements CAREFULLY)
  • Username is your email address
5: APPLICATION PROCESS (cont.)

Upload *required documents:

  • *Updated resume (Word or PDF)
  • *Unofficial transcript ( from SIS)
  • Letters of recommendation, writing samples, etc. ( optional)

Deadline of the application submission:
October 17, 2017

6: FINAL PROCESS: INTERVIEWS

After your application is complete and successfully submitted:

  • Receive an email from NCE about scheduling the interview date and time and sign up.
  • Contact your Emloyment Advisor about how to get a Schedule A letter (important).

Dates of interviews:
October 30-November 20, 2017

NOTE: You must participate in an interview to be considered for WRP opportunities.

Contact your NCE Employment Advisor or Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof at reknod@rit.edu for any questions on the WRP registration, application and interview process.