Break Through Tech
Maybe you’re interested in a career in tech and trying to figure out where to start. Or maybe you want to learn skills that will make you a competitive applicant in the future job market – regardless of your field.
Meet Break Through Tech DC at UMD – our goal is to create a more inclusive tech ecosystem, starting right here in College Park. We do that by offering programs that help college students like you launch their careers through innovative courses, opportunities to work with tech companies, and networking events with like-minded students and working professionals.
The University of Maryland is committed to making computing inclusive and accessible for all. With funding from Break Through Tech, we plan to raise the graduation rate for women in the following majors:
- Computer Science
- Information Science
- Immersive Media Design
- Social Data Science
- Technology and Information Design
The Break Through Tech program at UMD is housed in the Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing (I4C). To reach our goals, we've partnered with the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS); the College of Information Studies (iSchool); the Department of Computer Science; the iSchool Consultancy; and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).
Connect With Us
Find more information about Break Through Tech's opportunities and resources:
- Break Through Tech core programs
- Intro to computing courses
- Free tutoring
- Tech majors at UMD
- I4C's Peer & Alumni Mentoring Program
- I4C Slack community
- Tech + Research at Technica
- Travel scholarships to the Grace Hopper Celebration and more!