Opportunity Desk (OD) is an online platform which consistently strives to bridge the wide gap in education by sharing relevant and timely information about the different learning and growth opportunities available for youth around the world. The opportunities shared help in facilitating the efforts young people make in exchanging ideas and preparing themselves for a brighter future.
At OD, we share timely and relevant updates on the available scholarships, fellowships, awards, internships, grants, jobs and conferences for different individuals around the world, most of which are funded. We make it easier for all our readers to get opportunities relevant to their geographical positions and nationalities all thanks to our ‘search by region’ column on our website. If you live in Africa, click Africa, and all opportunities available for Africans will avail themselves. The same applies to other regions like Asia, Australia and Oceania, Europe, and America.
Opportunity Desk also hosts an exclusive blog section on the website which contains the ‘Young Person of the Month,’ ‘Success Stories’ and ‘How-To’ tips.
The Young Person of the Month aims to celebrate one young person around the world each month whose life revolves around unique opportunities. We celebrate what they do, and we write down their life stories in a unique way because we believe all stories matter and their stories have the ability to change lives. To be considered as our next Young Person of the Month, all you have to do is fill in a nomination form or get a friend to recommend you telling us why you should be considered to be featured!
The Success Stories section celebrates active OD users who have applied and got accepted to the opportunities we post. Our greatest joy is seeing people achieving tremendous success in their areas of interest. We are greatly thrilled and delighted when one, just one opportunity transforms people’s lives for the better. An opportunity can change your life forever, and not only yours but also of your generations to come. For this reason, Opportunity Desk wants to be part of your success story. To be featured in this section, send us your success story to [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The ‘How-To’ section contains very insightful tips on how to make successful applications for scholarships and grants. We post advice on how to make successful applications and other general tips which we believe will be of great help to your growth as an individual.
OD Mentorship Program:
At Opportunity Desk, we do not leave our readers stuck. We walk with them all the way in their application process. This we do through our one-of-a-kind mentorship program. We connect our mentees to our selected OD mentors. Anyone who is a user of OD can make use of this valuable program. When you are making an application, and you need guidance on how to go about it, do not hesitate to contact us. Send us an email with the link to the opportunity you are applying for and a curriculum vitae (CV) either to [email protected] or [email protected]. Very few people know about this.
If you have applied and got accepted to numerous opportunities and if you do not mind sharing your secrets to making a successful application, apply to become an Opportunity Desk mentor. As a mentor, you get to guide applicants in their numerous applications. Plus, there are many benefits for being a mentor including getting the rare privilege of being part of someone’s success story. To be a mentor, send us an email with a cover letter and a CV.
Opportunity Desk also allows its users to submit opportunities. If they are fully funded, we post them for free. However, if there are charges applicants need to pay, our standard rates for posting banners apply. Do you know you can advertise with OD? Since our inception in 2012, we have progressively grown to a large community of more than one hundred thousand people across the world. To reach our users and go global, advertise with us. Fill in this form or send us an email to [email protected]
At OD, we strive to become the world’s largest online platform for information about global opportunities. For this reason, we partner with the best organizations and companies who are like-minded. Some of our partners in our journey to greatness include the Ayiba Magazine, Study Search, Patoungana (PTU), World Merit, and the Relief Group. Shall you want to partner with us, send us an email to info[at]opportunitydesk.org, and we will get back to you soonest!
OD Impact Challenge:
Last but not least, is our exciting one of a kind impact challenge! At the end of every year, OD sets up an impact challenge for its users. The ODIC challenge basically requires the participants to make a short video on how they have been transformed by the opportunities we post and about what they currently do for the benefit of the community. Winners get massive amounts of cash prices, and they also receive mentorship on their activities.
Stay tuned for the 2017 challenge!