University of Maryland, College Park (UMD)
June 20, 2023
Guild is open to all students with a focus on women and nonbinary individuals who are first- and second-year students at UMD. You can be enrolled in any major— or not have even decided on a major yet. No prior experience required. See below for all eligibility requirements.
Our Guild programs at UMD will take place (with both in-person and online options) July 31–August 4, 2023, and August 7–11, 2023.
Log in with your UMD Directory ID and password to access the application. If you are a new student and have not yet activated your Directory ID, you may do so at identity.umd.edu. If you have any questions, please refer to #3 on the Admitted Student Checklist.
In one week, you’ll gain hands-on experience tackling a real-life challenge tailored to our local community. With the help and support of tech professionals, you’ll have the chance to figure out if you can picture a career in tech.
If you are already pursuing tech at UMD, awesome! We can’t wait for you to join us. Please check out our additional programs like mentoring, intro to computing courses and Sprinternship™.
Participating in Guild requires five full days out of your schedule. But it’s five days that could put you on course toward a rewarding career. If you discover that you like the world of technology (which many Guild participants do!), the Break Through Tech DC team can help you take the next steps toward a great tech career.
Guild is free of charge! In addition, we provide each participant with $200 after the conclusion of the program.
Guild sessions run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus optional social and office hour gatherings. During part of each day, we will spend time exploring:
I met so many great people and mentors during Guild—and learned more in one week than I ever thought possible.