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Powering the Future of Tech

The demand for technology talent is significant and growing.

By 2028, there will be 4 million computing jobs in the U.S., but our colleges and universities are only producing 19% of the graduates needed [Source].

Currently, women account for less than 20% of graduates with degrees in computer science and related disciplines [Source].

Based on foundational research on gender equality in tech, we designed our programming to improve curriculum, build community, and facilitate career access.

Our goals:

  • Increase the number of college women studying computer science and related disciplines.
  • Help them find the confidence, support, and community they need to stay in the field.

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Guild at UMD

Applications Closed

A paid opportunity for students designed to ignite interest in tech by teaching them how to code real-world, mission-driven applications.

Program Participants

Guild is open to all students with a focus on women (cis and trans) and nonbinary individuals who are first- and second-year students at UMD. You can be enrolled in any major or minor — or not have even decided on a major yet. No prior experience required. See the bottom of the page for all eligibility requirements.

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Guild at Mason

Applications Closed for Summer 2021

A paid opportunity for students designed to ignite interest in tech by teaching them how to code real-world, mission-driven applications.

Program Participants

Guild is open to all students with a focus on women (cis and trans) and nonbinary individuals who are first- and second-year students at Mason. You can be enrolled in any major or minor — or not have even decided on a major yet. No prior experience required.

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Sprinternship®

Applications are open now – apply below.

These quick and immersive paid internships give you work experience and a tech-industry résumé credential that can help you land your first summer tech internship.

Program Participants

Sprinternships® are focused on women (cis and trans), nonbinary individuals, and other underrepresented groups who are current first- or second-year students at the University of Maryland (UMD) or George Mason University (Mason).

Priority is given to current first- and second-year students.

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Anahi Mayancela

“Break Through Tech has confirmed the ways I think about my future career path because it has opened so many doors of opportunities that I wouldn’t have received if I were not a part of their programs."

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CUNY graduate of Hunter College, Break Through Tech New York alum
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