Students

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Your future in tech starts here.

Break Through Tech is for all women in tech.

We especially welcome Black, Latina, indigenous, low-income, and first-generation college women (trans and cis) and non-binary people.

Through academic and professional opportunities, we help women find a path to a future in tech.

Curious about coding? Thinking about pursuing a computing degree? Want to learn about job opportunities in software development and user interface design? Looking to meet other female computing professionals and tech leaders?

We’d love to welcome you to Break Through Tech.

 

Programs

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1 Week

Guild at Mason

Applications Open, Apply by June 15, 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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1 Week

Guild at UMD

Applications Open; Apply by July 2, 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 UMD. 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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3 Weeks

Sprinternship®

Applications will open during the 2021-22 academic year

A paid mini-internship experience in tech and a series of career development workshops.

Program Participants

First and second-year college women at UMD or Mason looking to increase their experience in tech before applying for a summer internship.

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Chrystal Mingo

"The Guild program served as a monumental moment in my life that reminded me that I belong in tech.”

Chrystal Mingo she/her
CUNY graduate of City College, Break Through Tech New York alum
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