About

We exist to to expand emerging professionals' outlook on the 757 and help them make connections to local businesses and community organizations in pursuit of their dream career and life in Greater Hampton Roads. We contribute to talent development by:

 

  • Promoting regional job/internship opportunities to students
  • Facilitating student-to-employer connections
  • Promoting knowledge of "Things to Do" and "Places to Go" within our region

Meet Our Team

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Overview

Pleasure to meet you! I’m Jaedda Hall, the Campus757 Director at the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. I was born and raised in Norfolk, and I’m a two-time graduate of Norfolk State University. Behold! Since I began my career, it has been my mission to support and encourage students as they pursue their career goals. I truly believe that we should be fulfilled and inspired by our jobs. I also believe it takes time to figure out what your passion is! My team and I enjoy helping students find their purpose in the 757! Your place is HERE!

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Rikki Carretta
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I’m Rikki, the Campus757 Program Coordinator at the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. I initially came on as the Events and Programming Intern; my passion for Campus757 blossomed in that role, and I applied for and accepted this role. I am currently a student at Old Dominion University (Go Monarchs!) to receive my Master of Public Health! 

I grew up here in the 757, took a hiatus to Lynchburg, VA for undergrad and studied internationally for a year before heading back to the region. The opportunities in Hampton Roads are endless – you will always have a place here!

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Kirstin DeCroix
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Hello! My name is Kirstin DeCroix and I am the Communication Coordinator. I just recently graduated Old Dominion University where I studied communication and political science. When I graduated, I knew I wanted to do public relations but that I also wanted to be working within the community which is why this position was such a perfect fit for me. Being that I did just recently graduate, I know that it can be hard to find the resources needed to be successful after college and that is why I am so passionate about the work that Campus757 does. 

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Halle Buttafuso
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Hi, I’m Halle and I’m the Content Creation Intern at Campus757! I originally moved to Norfolk to attend college at ODU but I’m happy to say the 757 is now a place I call home. I love to write, edit, and create, which is why I am currently working towards a degree in cinema and tv production. The 757 has been a great place for me to explore the area, find the best photo spots, and try new breakfast places. There is something for everyone here and that’s what I love about it the most!

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Greetings, and thank you for visiting Campus757. I’m Whitney, the Sr. Director of Talent for the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. I’m pleased to say that Campus757 was the first true talent initiative launched in this new division of the Council. Prior to my tenure here, I was a longtime HRWC Board member while creating jobs for people with disabilities at VersAbility Resources in Hampton. The 757 has so many assets, both natural and people-driven, and we hope to be the conduit for college students and anyone else to soak them all in for many years to come.

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Former Interns

Matthew Conner

Matthew Conner, Content Creation Intern

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Hello, my name is Matthew Conner, and I was the Peninsula Content and Events Intern in Summer of 2022. I was born and raised in Hampton and am a rising senior at Christopher Newport University, majoring in Arts Administration. Interning for Campus757 was the highlight of my summer. Although I joined this team with little experience, I accepted the challenge and persevered. With each task, I learned something new such as networking, marketing, and creating social media content on platforms such as Instagram and TikTok. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Campus757! 

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Claire Worsley

Claire Worsley, Campus Relations Intern

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I’m Claire and I’m the previous Campus Relations Intern for Campus757! I am an upperclassman at Old Dominion University studying Nursing. The transition to college can be stressful, especially when thinking about what your next steps are after graduation. I love being a part of Campus757 so that I can help students at different school around the area build a community to help create a multitude of options for their future. As someone who was born and raised in Virginia Beach, I believe that there are endless opportunities for so many different people. 

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Campus757 is a program of the Hampton Roads Workforce Council.

Our beliefs

The compass to guide our actions, behaviors and decisions.

Commitment

We are dedicated to our community.

Connection

We are fueled by fellowship and collaboration.

Diversity

We are whole with inclusivity.

Leadership

We embrace others to create a better future.

Education

We share our knowledge to propel those around us.

Service

We put students first for the greater good of Hampton Roads.

Value

We are made to meet each students’ needs.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work harmoniously with local universities and corporations to retain and develop emerging professionals in the Hampton Roads region. We are building a community for students to excel professionally post-graduation by providing access to career resources, internships, and job positions across industry sectors. We enlighten students with the region’s diverse social happenings, so they feel connected to the community and compelled to continue writing their story in Hampton Roads.

Our Purpose

We exist to expand young professionals’ outlook on the 757 and help them make connections to local businesses in pursuit of their dream career in greater Hampton Roads.

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