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Are you ready to find adventure, cultivate meaningful relationships, and prioritize work-life balance while simultaneously advancing your career? First Ascent is specifically designed to help you propel your hybrid or remote career in the mountains of West Virginia through Community, Purpose, and the Outdoors.

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Mentorship & Professional Development

We have the tools to help you thrive professionally in hybrid and remote settings. Set yourself up for success through mentorship programs with seasoned professionals, a remote worker certificate, curated resources designed to support your professional aspirations, and more!

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Co-working Space & Networking

Hybrid and remote work is here to stay, and our co-working spaces are the solution to your productivity and time-management challenges. Stop into any of our Base Camps to stay on top of your workload while also building your network!

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Outdoor Recreation & Adventure

Working in a hybrid or remote environment doesn't mean you have to stay in your living room. West Virginia is an outdoor recreation playground, and First Ascent is here to help you get outside for your next adventure. The mountains are calling!

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Social Activities & Community Building

When making the transition into your professional career, a supportive community can make all the difference. To help you feel at home and find your place, join your fellow First Ascent members for a variety of social events and exclusive adventures all year round!

Elevate Your Potential

Are you prepared to excel in the realm of hybrid or remote work? Say hello to the Remote Worker Certificate, a focused four-week program that equips you with practical skills for remote work success.


Online & On-Time

Get ready for a hands-on learning experience. Our online, asynchronous modules bring you tangible skills that you can apply immediately.

Bite-Sized Learning, Maximum Impact

Each week, conquer two modules that cut to the chase. Pretests, post-tests, and engaging activities keep you dialed in and moving forward.

Connect & Network

Two live virtual sessions give you the chance to meet new people and learn how they navigate their own hybrid or remote work experience.

Go Beyond Theory

Earn your Remote Worker Certificate at WVU via the First Ascent program and showcase your commitment to mastering remote and hybrid work dynamics.

Discover What West Virginia Has to Offer

Want to Make an Impact?

Make new friends and give back through amazing non-profits. Discover organizations and volunteer opportunities through your local United Way or the West Virginia Non-Profit Association.

Seek the Great Outdoors?

First Ascent will connect you with existing recreation groups in your area and help you kickstart your own adventures. Adventure abounds with the Hiking ProjectWV Tourism, and opportunities more specific to your home community.

Enjoy Like-Minded Professionals?

Check out local organizations to network through virtual and in-person meet ups for meaningful exchanges of resources and ideas, or check out other local opportunities in your region!

Love a Good Meal?

The West Virginian food scene has something for every palate! Not sure what's for dinner? Explore our state's culinary line up with Candace Lately, a blog highlighting local food culture across the state.

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