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Hire remote talent with confidence. Hire a Mountaineer.

First Ascent will provide recent graduates with resources to succeed in a remote environment. Through a large community of remote workers, access to co-working space, mentors, and a remote worker certificate, program participants will thrive personally and professionally—which means higher productivity and retention for employers!

How to Recruit at WVU

The Chambers College Center for Career Development (CCD) provides employers with innovative recruitment strategies and campus branding opportunities to fill talent pipelines across any industry.

Schedule a Discovery Call

To discuss your talent acquisition needs, contact Sarah Glenn, director of the Center for Career Development, as

Start Recruiting on Handshake

WVU utilizes Handshake, the leading early talent platform official partner of 700+ colleges and universities. Employers can post internship and career opportunities for all majors, schedule interviews, search student resumes, and register for career fairs and events.

Employer Resource Page

Exclusive Opportunity for Remote Workers in Morgantown

Students who accept a full-time, remote job offer and plan to remain in Morgantown upon graduation can apply for a pilot program, fueled by Ascend WV. Selected participants will receive access to the following perks designed to increase their success in a remote work environment.

  • Success coaching
  • Professional mentor network
  • Co-working space
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Socials & Trips
  • Remote worker certification

Must be scheduled to graduate in May or August of 2022 to apply. Applications will open on March 1, 2022.


Contact Sarah Glenn, director of the Center for Career Development, as

More About the Perks

Outdoor Recreation

The great outdoors are calling, and West Virginia is an undiscovered landscape waiting to be explored. With access to free gear rentals and facilitated outdoor excursions, this package will guarantee a great start to participants' professional lives.

Free Co-Working Space

Remote work is here to stay, and we have the solution to perfectly balance busy checklists with non-existent leisure time: co-working spaces and a community hub in the heart of thriving mountain towns.

Social Programming

In West Virginia, we know the power of a strong community. To help participants feel at home and find their place, they will be our special guest at a variety of social events and exclusive adventures.


First Ascent cohort members will be set up for success through carefully curated mentorship programs, a remote worker certification, plus additional resources designed to support their professional aspirations.

What Morgantown Has to Offer

Community Impact

Make new friends and give back through amazing non-profit organizations. Discover organizations through the United Way of Mon and Preston Counties.

Discover the Great Outdoors

Join the Morgantown Area Paddlers (MAP) and become part of a community that enjoys the relaxation and adventure to be found on the water. Check out WVU's DIY Outdoors resource guide for more ideas.

Connect With Professionals

Generation Morgantown cultivates connections between young professionals across industries. Leadership Mon betters the community by leading and inspiring a "new spirit of energy" in Mountaineer Country.

Savor Delicious Eats

Morgantown's food scene has something for every palette! Explore our culinary lineup on Morgantown Magazine's Eat + Drink website.