Students: Academic Support and Industry Experience

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Your future in tech starts here.

Break Through Tech is for all women in tech.

Beyond gender, we recognize that additional institutional barriers to access exist for specific groups such as Black, Latina, Indigenous, low-income, and first-generation undergraduate college women and students with marginalized gender identities and seek to elevate their voices and grow their numbers within the tech community.

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

Curious about coding? Thinking about pursuing a Computer Science degree? Want to learn about job opportunities in software development and user interface design? Looking to meet other women computer scientists?

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

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1 Week

Summer Guild

Applications Open

A free program for students designed to ignite interest in tech by teaching you how to code real-world, mission-driven applications.

Program Participants

First and second-year college women and underrepresented students wondering if computer science and a career in tech is a good fit. No prior experience required.

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3 Weeks

Sprinternship® Program

Applications Closed

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

Program Participants

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

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Student looking at a computer.
6 Weeks

Career Readiness Program (CaRe)

Applications Closed

Free professional development sessions led by expert facilitators. Receive guidance from industry professionals and build community with other women in tech.

Program Participants

College women at CUNY who are interested in pursuing a career in tech.

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Anika Chowdhury

"Break Through Tech taught me to believe in myself and just go for it."

Anika Mayancela she/her
CUNY graduate of Queens College, Break Through Tech New York alum
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