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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.

Membership is one of the ways we create a sense of community. Our community includes female and nonbinary students who want to pursue careers in tech, as well as students from other backgrounds who support our mission of improving gender diversity 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 support our goal that the tech world will someday 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!

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