NAVFAC Marianas: UOG campus recruitment "very successful"

NAVFAC Marianas: UOG campus recruitment "very successful"

NAVFAC Marianas: UOG campus recruitment "very successful"


A NAVFAC Marianas Human Resources team recruits on campus for three days through February 1 and some of its members are UOG alumni including Bharti Hemlani, Supervisory HR Specialist with NAVFAC Marianas, first from left, who graduated from UOG with a BA in Psychology.

University of Guam students who were looking to apply for paid internships and other pathways to federal employment didn’t have to look far recently.

For three days, through Thursday, February 1, the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Marianas sent an HR team to the UOG campus to begin recruiting for paid job internships for students and job programs for new college graduates.

By the end of the third day, the NAVFAC HR team saw 123 students who applied with different career goals in mind.

NAVFAC was looking for interns and job applicants in the fields of engineering, environmental, and business.

“The recruitment event was very successful, and we will continue to partner with UOG,” states Bharti Hemlani, Supervisory HR Specialist with NAVFAC Marianas.

The HR team from NAVFAC were no strangers to the UOG campus as some of them are UOG alum, including Hemlani, a BA Psychology graduate in 2004.

More UOG alumni were part of the NAVFAC HR recruitment team including Jaylyn Valdez, HR Specialist who completed her Master of Public Administration at UOG in 2017, and Melanie Manglona, another Triton who graduated with a major in Accounting and a Minor in Human Relations in Spring 2005. She works at NAVFAC Pacific.

“What an amazing partnership with NAVFAC Marianas! Great to see our University of Guam alumni in these key positions!” UOG President Anita Borja Enriquez commented to UOG social media posts about the NAVFAC Marianas HR team.

UOG and NAVFAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding on November 1, 2023, to provide a pathway for UOG students with an eye for NAVFAC jobs and ultimately jobs in other areas of the federal government.

“Entering into this relationship is historic because it creates this pipeline and provides an opportunity for us to build the kinds of capacity that we’ve been wanting to build,” said President Enriquez at the signing of the MOU

UOG wants to help build the middle class by preparing UOG students for jobs that will benefit different sectors, President Enriquez said at the time.