Onward NRV Represents NRV at 2023 Radford University Career Fair

On October 4, 2023, Onward NRV represented the New River Valley at the Radford University Fall 2023 Internship, Career & Graduate School Fair.

Senior Director of Business Engagement Samantha Livesay and Marketing Manager Rachel Johnson had the opportunity to talk to students about the benefits of living in the NRV while sharing job opportunities through the Virginia’s New River Valley job board.

In addition to speaking to students about job opportunities in the NRV, Samantah Livesay had a chance to share with employers at the event about the NRV Experience internship program.

Onward NRV regularly attends career fairs at New River Community College , Radford University , and Virginia Tech as part of their strategic plan goal to attract and retain talent to support regional growth.

Learn more about the Onward 2028 strategic plan here.


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.

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