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Ready to find adventure, cultivate meaningful relationships, and prioritize work-life balance while simultaneously advancing your career? Apply to join the First Ascent community and take your hybrid or remote career to new heights!


  1. Find your hybrid or remote job dream job: either secure a job offer on your own, or choose to work with our Program & Career Specialist and your university's Career Office to find opportunities that best fit your goals. We encourage you to apply whether you have your hybrid or remote job secured!

  2. Decide on your preferred First Ascent Community: you can choose from Morgantown Area, Huntington Area, Greater Elkins, Greenbrier Valley, New River Gorge, or Eastern Panhandle.

  3. Review our  eligibility requirements: we already have a feeling you're a great fit. 

  4. Submit your application (and, maybe try not to refresh your inbox too much; we'll be in touch as soon as possible)!

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants will:

  • Have a hybrid, remote, remote-first, or entrepreneurial job offer secured - OR - have an interest in securing a hybrid or remote role (we can help you find these roles when you're in the last year of your degree program!). Employment verification is required.

  • Be enrolled in the last year of your degree program (Baccalaureate or higher) at West Virginia University or Marshall University - OR - be an alumni who has graduated within the last two years from West Virginia University or Marshall University. 

  • Be 18 years or older and eligible to work within the United States. 

  • Have the ability to relocate to a featured community as designated by the First Ascent program within six months of notification of acceptance.  

What do I do if I don't have a job offer yet?

Scroll up and submit your application! Yep, you read that right. 

If you meet all other eligibility requirements, but don't have a job offer secured, we can help. 

Once we receive your application, we will connect you with our Program & Career Specialist and your university's Career Office(s); they will work their magic by connecting you with job opportunities that best fit your goals.

*If you do not meet any other eligibility requirement, you are unfortunately unable to apply. Feel free to connect with us at to double check!