Professional Fellows Program on Economic Empowerment

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma is partnering with the U.S. Department of State, the Center for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) at BRAC University in Bangladesh, BRAC Myanmar in Burma and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) to host a five-week professional exchange in the United States that includes a professional fellowship placement at an American small business organization. The Professional Fellows Exchange program is scheduled for April/June, 2017.

This program, funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Professional Fellows Program, will inject Bangladeshi, Burmese and Indian mid-level emerging leaders in small or start-up business ventures, business administration, government, NGOs, business education, incubation hubs, community training programs or social entrepreneurship into working small businesses in Oklahoma and associate them with one of America’s leading universities. The program aims to provide professional experience and training that will nurture participants’ talent and prepare them for more responsible leadership positions in their businesses, communities and society in general as they return to their countries.

For questions, please email Shamim E. Haque:

The deadline for submitting the online application is December 1, 2016.

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