About OPD

The Office of Professional Development (OPD), a key unit of the Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), aims to provide students, fresh graduates, and young professionals with the best in class professional development training and placement services. The OPD program will also seek to connect with leading employers across Bangladesh and help them source high potential talent from the BYLC graduate community.


What we do

Career Navigation

Improving resume, cover letter writing, and interview skills

Workplace Communication

Developing compelling scripts, and mastering body language and effective speech delivery

Professional Etiquette

Gaining perspective on how to behave in a professional setting by analyzing real life case studies

Job Placement


Connecting BYLC graduates to leading employers through strategic recruiting partnerships

Why OPD?

There is a glaring lack of effective career guidance services available to university students in Bangladesh today. This creates a significant disconnect between what students are learning in the classroom and what employers expect in the workplace. The Office of Professional Development (OPD) aims to address this gap by creating opportunities for continuous leadership and career development for university graduates and young professionals. Furthermore, OPD also seeks to develop thought partnerships with leading employers across Bangladesh on areas such as curriculum development and talent acquisition. OPD's vision is to respond to the systemic challenges in talent development in Bangladesh with innovative and ground-breaking interventions.


How will OPD place talent with strategic partners?



Recruiters get access to an online database of BYLC graduates and their resumes



OPD will work with recruiters to match the right candidate with the right opportunity



Recruiters can speak at OPD workshops and interact with participants to source talent



Recruiters may participate in OPD’s career fairs and conduct spot interviews

OPD's Targets over the next three years

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Intensive career development workshops to be held

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Hours of online content on career guidance to be created

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Registered learners to be actively using our online resources

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BYLC graduates to be successfully placed in jobs and internships

Meet Our Team


Team Member
Ashfaque Kabir
Manager

Ex-Banker, Standard Chartered Bank, London; BA in Economics & Int. Relations

Team Member
Towhid Khan
Deputy Manager

Ex-Development Professional, mPower Social, ADB Scholar, MBA, University of Hawaii

Team Member
Farah Chowdhury
Assistant Manager

Ex-Banker, Standard Chartered

Gold Medalist, BRAC University

Team Member
Almeer Ahsan Asif
Instructor

Ex-Fellow, Teach for Bangladesh

MS in Ed., BRAC University

Team Member
Arshif Siaum
Intern

BSc in CSE, BRAC University

Vice President IABC

Team Member
Maisoon Binte Tariq
Intern

BBA, North South University

VP, NSU Communications Club

Team Member
Mutasim Billah
Junior Executive

BSS in MSJ, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Watch what happens at OPD workshops


Testimonials


"OPD totally changed my perception on how to present myself in the job market. Now I am confident that I am not only an excellent candidate on paper but also in person."
Tauhid Irteza Ali APL 7 Graduate
"Even after having excellent credentials, many of us lag behind due to lack of proper career guidance. OPD helps to bridge that knowledge gap so that an aspiring fresh graduate can boldly pursue a dream job or an internship."
Zannatul Ferdous Miftah BBLT 12 Graduate
"All the people related to OPD are so full of life and wisdom that it adds a special charm to this initiative. I am confident that OPD will help make me a better fighter and enable me to ace the recruitment process."
K.M. Sakib APL 5 Graduate