Are you an undergraduate woman or nonbinary student who’s interested in exploring what’s next in tech?

The Break Through Tech AI Program helps undergraduate women (trans and cis), nonbinary, and other underrepresented groups in tech gain the skills they need to get jobs in the fastest-growing areas of tech: data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

In collaboration with Cornell Tech, the 1-year, fully virtual Break Through Tech AI Program will help you master the skills necessary to become a successful Machine Learning Engineer. Complete our ML Engineering curriculum over the summer and complete industry challenge projects hosted by leading companies during the academic year. Along the way, you will learn practical, industry-relevant skills that will help qualify you for entry-level jobs in the field, including building data analysis pipelines, and utilizing common ML and AI tools and libraries to train and validate ML models. At the same time, you will receive career coaching, mentorship, and summer internship placement support, all aimed at helping you successfully launch your career in ML and AI.

We acknowledge the historic and systematic barriers for Black, Latina, Indigenous, low-income, first-generation, and other marginalized people in tech, and we value diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to our mission. We’re here to make tomorrow’s technology safer and inclusive. But we need your participation to do it.

Break Through Tech AI is now recruiting undergraduates from institutions across the country for our 2024-25 program, which will begin in June 2024. The application will open in January 2024. Please click the button below to complete the 2024-25 interest form.

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Break Through Tech’s AI Program is funded by Melinda French Gates’ company Pivotal Ventures, Ken Griffin, Citadel and Citadel Securities, the Hopper-Dean Foundation and New Venture Fund.

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