Application deadline:
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Program duration:
November 21, 2020 – December 19, 2020

About Career Bootcamp

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a globally massive rise in un- and underemployment, as over one in six young people have stopped working since the beginning of the pandemic. Young people aged 15-24 were already facing a challenging transition into the labor market before the COVID-19 crisis and were two to three times more likely than seasoned employees to be un- or underemployed. The condition has further aggravated as the pandemic brought in the demand for a new set of skills that fresh graduates need in addition to traditional education. Focus of employers have shifted to skills on adaptability, resilience, technology, and remote communication to contribute to organizational growth.

Against this backdrop, BYLC is organizing a month-long Career Bootcamp from November 21, 2020 to December 19, 2020, where graduating students and young professionals will be trained on professional development skills by renowned industry experts of the country. Through the bootcamp, we aim to prepare the participants for the 21st century job market and meet the existing skills gap. 

Program structure

The Career Bootcamp has been developed on three broad components derived from discussions with employers and industry leaders. These components will enable participants to prepare themselves for the adaptive challenges of a post-COVID workplace and help them to overcome workplace issues with ease. The components are:

Learning and innovation skills

Critical thinking and problem solving, communication and collaboration, creativity, and innovation

Digital literacy skills

Information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy and media literacy

Career and life skills

Adaptability, self-direction and leadership, productivity, accountability, and data-driven decision making

The bootcamp will cover essential topics pertinent for the modern workplace, including communication, management, operations, design-thinking, and business case-solving. Video-based online modules will be supplemented with instructor-led virtual sessions by industry leaders and experts who will provide insights into the skills demand of the job market, as well as equip participants with in-depth knowledge on the respective industry.  

The month-long program is conducted in three phases followed by a career fair.

Phase I

Students are required to complete specific learning modules from BYLC’s online platform, BYLCx. Participants will be required to complete these courses every week of the program before joining the virtual classes with instructors who will train them on the relevant skills.

Phase II

The online modules are complemented with virtual instructor-led classes. There are two types of virtual classes; one will be held in small groups taking place in the middle of the week by facilitators and instructors, the other will be held in large groups at the end of the week where participants gain insights and relevant professional development skills from industry experts.

Phase III

Graduates of BYLC Career Bootcamp 2020 will be given the opportunity to join a career fair to look for suitable job opportunities from a diverse group of companies and will be able to avail lifetime career mentoring and placement opportunities by BYLC Office of Professional Development.

At the career fair, bootcamp participants can interact with the employers in Q/A sessions and will get the opportunity to directly send their resume to these companies and get the chance to join them as employees. 


Online Modules
1. Designing a Career Plan
2. Professional Email and Business Writing
3. Productivity Tools for the Modern Workplace

Virtual Class
Day 1 (Saturday, November 21, 2020) : Embarking on your career journey
7:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Introduction & Program briefing
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Setting the expectation
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Starting your career journey
Type: Panel discussion

Day 2 (Tuesday, November 24, 2020) : Mapping your career
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1. Plan your career for a post-pandemic world
Type: Panel discussion
8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
2. Introduction to Capstone Project
Type: Discussion
8:45 pm - 9:30 pm
3. Small group formation and introduction Facilitated by the facilitators 

Online Modules
1. Precision Writing - Crafting Concise and Impact Messages
2. Microsoft Excel for Professionals Part 1 & 2
3. Workflow Management Part 1 & 2

Virtual Class
Day 3 (Saturday, November 28, 2020) : Mapping your career, understanding self and sourcing opportunities
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
1. Unleashing your true strengths for an aspired career
Type: Workshop-style
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
2. How to stand out through your job site profile
Type: Workshop-style
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3. What type of profession best suits you
About: Small group discussion involving a psychometric test for career choice assessment
Conducted by: OPD trainer

Day 4 (Tuesday, December 1, 2020) : Presenting yourself to the employers
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1. Sell your Shoe: Part 1: Session on resume writing
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2. Effective business communication
Type: Workshop-style
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3. Reflections for the day
About: Small group discussion on group work updates and answering queries from participants
Facilitated by the facilitators 

Online Modules
1. PowerPoint Hacks
2. Gantt Chart for Project Management
3. Negotiating Job Offer

Virtual Class
Day 5 (Saturday, December 5, 2020) : Cracking the Interview
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1. Sell your Shoe : Part 2 : Preparing for a job interview
Type: Workshop-style
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
2. Mock interviews: What to do and what not to do
Type: Workshop-style
8:45 pm - 9:30 pm
3. Why do people fail at interviews?
Type: Panel discussion

Day 6 (Tuesday, December 8, 2020) : Making a good impression at work
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
a) Creating a good impression and developing persistence in the workplace
Type: Panel discussion with BYLC graduates
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
b) Building resilience in the workplace:Learn how to respond to uncertainties
Type: Panel Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
c) Large group reflection session
Conducted by OPD

Online Modules
1. Critical Thinking
2. Personal Finance
3. Mastering Interpersonal communication

Virtual Class
Day 7 (Saturday, December 12, 2020) : Being an entrepreneur: Entrepreneur within an organization
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1. Creating a business model canvas
Type: Workshop-style
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2. Developing a product using design thinking
Type: Workshop-style

Day 8 (Tuesday, December 15, 2020) : Presentation of Capstone Projects
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Capstone project presentation
Type: Group Presentation
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Small group reflection
Facilitated by the facilitators

Virtual Class
Day 9 (Saturday, December 19, 2020) : Moving forward with the journey
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The power of personal leadership in your career journey
Type: Lecture
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closing Panel & Ceremony
Moving forward with the career journey
Type: Panel discussion
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Program Closing and Best team announcement



Nahim Razzaq

Member of Bangladesh National Parliament (MP)

Yasir Azman

CEO, Grameenphone Limited

Syed S. Kaiser Kabir

CEO & Managing Director,
Renata Limited

Abrar Anwar

Managing Director & CEO,
Standard Chartered Bank, Malaysia

Ayeleen Ajanee Saleh

Founder, Acumen Academy Bangladesh

Mehad Ul Haque

Senior Business Consultant, Country Coordinator @ Biniyog Briddhi, LightCastle Partners

Shammi Shawkat Quddus

Product Manager
Google Payments Platform

G. Sumdany Don

Chief Inspirational Officer,
Don Sumdany Facilitation, & Managing Director at Ikigai HR Services Ltd.

Md. Sohan Haidear

Founder & CEO
Smartifier Academy

Farah Chowdhury

Adjunct Faculty, BYLC
Preventive Services Case Planner, Arab American Family Support Center

Rubayat Khan

Co-Founder & CEO
Jeeon Bangladesh Ltd

Lamiya N. Jabbar

Programme Officer, Political Affairs and Communication
Embassy of Denmark in Bangladesh

Zara Mahbub

Country Director & CEO

Ajeyo Rohitashwo ~ Al Quazi, 

Advisory Council Member, World HRD Congress
Chairman, Bishshashe Bangladesh

Farzana Kashfi

Governing Board Member
Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center

Mirza Salman Hossain Beg

Vice President, Head of Innovation, DTAC

Outcome of the Program


Bootcamp participants will be going through a month-long journey with extensive classes on technical sessions


Participants will be working on a comprehensive capstone project or a business case and can apply their learnings of each session resulting in innovative solutions and ideas


Participants will gain complete preparation for the post-pandemic job market by learning resume writing, interview hacks, and essential employability skills


Participants will be monitored by assigned facilitators throughout the course who will actively promote excellence in the participants’ learning curve


Participants can apply for relevant job openings in a diverse group of companies at the career fair


Graduates of the program can avail lifetime one-on-one mentoring service by the Office of Professional Development


Who Can Apply To BYLC Career Bootcamp 2020

Undergraduate students

Post-graduate students

University graduates looking for job opportunities

Young professionals with less than two years of job experience


Selected participants will have the option to pay by bKash in the merchant number of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center. No cash payment will be accepted.


Registration fee is 2000 BDT if applied by Nov 7, 2020 as early bird registration


Registration fee will revert to 3000 BDT for participants applying after Nov 7, upto Nov 15, 2020.


Instructor-led sessions of BYLC Career Bootcamp 2020 will take place on Zoom while students will be required to complete courses on BYLC’s online learning platform, BYLCx.

Career Bootcamp 2020 is a month-long blended career preparedness program that will take place from November 21, 2020 to December 19, 2020. 

BYLC Career Bootcamp 2020 is designed to help the youth get the jumpstart into their professional lives. This program covers essential topics pertinent to the modern workplace, including communication, management, operations, intrapreneurship, and more. You will get the opportunities of:
• Learning essential leadership theories and skills that will help you lead change on behalf of issues that are important to you
• Learning to exercise leadership in your organization
• Exclusive job announcements from our partner organizations
• Exclusive professional mentoring and counseling services from BYLC’s Office of Professional Development 

Undergraduate and postgraduate students from any accredited university in Bangladesh are eligible to apply. We are also inviting applications from university graduates who are looking for job opportunities and young professionals with less than two years of job experience.

As a significant part of the program involves interactive activities and discussions, you should come prepared to actively participate in all the sessions. All selected participants will be provided reading materials prior to the sessions in order to maximize their learning at the program. 

Registration is 2000 BDT if applied by Nov 7, 2020 as early bird registration. It will revert to 3000 BDT for the participant who would register after Nov 7, upto Nov 15, 2020. 

Yes, financial aid will be available to admitted participants with demonstrated financial need. 

Selected participants will have the option to pay by bKash in the merchant number of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center. No cash payment will be accepted. 

The admission process is quite competitive. All the online applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee. The admission process will depend on the written essay component of the application form. 

Yes, as a participant you will be required to attend every session of the bootcamp to receive the certificate. The program structure is designed in such a way that it builds on the concepts covered in the previous sessions. The overall experience will be most valuable for you if you are present in all the sessions at the program.

No, you will not be able to attend the program without registering as a participant. 

Application deadline: November 15, 2020
Program duration: November 21, 2020 to December 19, 2020


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(Level 12)
28 Mohakhali C/A
Dhaka 1212


Phone: +88 019 3332 3282
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (GMT+6)
Days: Sunday to Thursday 

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