Onward New River Valley recently attended the Spring 2022 Career Fair at Radford University. The Onward team was on site representing the NRV and the multitude of professional opportunities available to new graduates. The event was well attended, and gave Onward the opportunity to promote regional employers and current job openings through the Virginia’s New River Valley Job Board
Career fair attendees were able to chat with the Onward team regarding their future aspirations, and many expressed a strong desire to remain in the region after graduation. In addition to enlightening prospective graduates about the benefits of living and working in the New River Valley, Samantha Livesay, Director of Business Engagement and Ian Littlejohn, Marketing Manager, were able to lend an ear to some of the perceived challenges related to searching for a career path as a new graduate.
Onward NRV regularly attends career fairs at New River Community College, Virginia Tech, and Radford University, and is committed to helping attract and retain talent across our four targeted industries.
###Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”
Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.