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Become a member!

To experience the full spectrum of advantages of working with Break Through Tech Chicago, we encourage you to apply for membership.

Memberships — which are no-cost — are open to women and nonbinary individuals who are interested in laying the groundwork for a career in tech. You may apply for membership if you are a current UIC undergraduate (any college or major), a community college student who is interested in attending UIC, or a high school student who is interested in enrolling at UIC for college.

As a Break Through Tech Chicago member, you are a full participant in our community that believes the tech world should represent the diversity of the real world!


Benefits of membership

  • Access to all Break Through Tech Chicago programming, including CS 111 and a Sprinternship™ (unless you have already done them, in which case you can consider these boxes checked!)
  • Membership in our private LinkedIn group, where we post notices about career fairs, internship opportunities, and job postings that seek to advance gender diversity in tech
  • Invitations to selected career-readiness events
  • Space to gather in our lounge on UIC’s campus: meet people, make friends, or just relax in between classes
  • Opportunities to represent Break Through Tech Chicago at UIC and around the metro area as a champion for gender diversity in tech
  • A Break Through Tech Chicago sticker for your laptop or other favorite technology
  • Being part of a welcoming and supportive community of fellow students who understand why tech is the future!

We look forward to receiving your membership application!

Apply now