The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through paid summer or permanent jobs.

The WRP provides students with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities,  in all fields of study the opportunity to market their abilities to a wide variety of potential employers across the United States, sharpen their interviewing skills during a required one-on-one meeting with a WRP recruiter, and gain valuable skills, experience, and contacts on the job.

August 28th – Student registration opens

October 17th – Student registration closes

Applicants for the program must:

  • have a disability AND
  • be a U.S. citizen AND
  • be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education on a substantially full-time basis (unless the severity of the disability precludes the student from taking a substantially full-time load) to seek a degree OR
  • be enrolled in such an institution as a degree-seeking student taking less than a substantially full-time load in the enrollment period immediately prior to graduation OR
  • have graduated from such an institution within the past year (April 2016 or later).

The WRP is run on an annual basis and requires student applicants to have a remote interview with one of our recruiters. The interviews take place during the fall semester of each year. The WRP is coordinated on college campuses by Disability Services or Career Services offices. Currently, over 330 colleges and universities participate in the program and additional campuses are added each year. 

The coordinator at Capitol Technology University is Sarah Alspaw, the Associate Director of Career Services. To contact her, please email careers@captechu.edu or call 240.965.2494 between 10am-6pm M-Th, and 9am-5pm Fridays.

The WRP is co-sponsored by 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), with support from other federal agencies.