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There’s a place for you in tech.

Break Through Tech Chicago provides the support you need as you find it.

As you get involved with our core programs, such as CS 111 and Sprinternships, keep in mind our offerings below, which allow you to become part of the Break Through Tech Chicago community.


Upcoming events

Fall event information coming soon!

Watch this space for new event listings.

Office hours

Break Through Tech Chicago’s team of staff and student TAs are here to help you navigate your UIC tech education. Would you like to meet with a team member or a helpful peer?

Make an appointment



Our team usually reaches out to female and nonbinary UIC students when they register for their first tech courses to invite them to become Break Through Tech Chicago members. If you have not yet joined and would like a free membership, please apply! You will access benefits such as:

  • Internship, job, and career-fair listings that we make available in our private LinkedIn group
  • Invitations to selected career-related events
  • Access to work, study, or socialize in our Break Through Tech Chicago space in the Engineering Innovation Building

Learn more and apply