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Why Boston?

Boston is a leader in life sciences and advanced manufacturing and robotics. Between the thriving and historic academic presence in the city and the dozens of startups emerging, it’s a place with lots of students where the tech landscape is evolving every day. Break Through Tech’s presence in the city will encourage more women and non-binary undergraduates to see their place in tech.

Why MIT?

Home to one of the world’s top-ranked computer science programs and pioneers of breakthrough research in computing and artificial intelligence, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing is addressing the opportunities and challenges posed by today’s and tomorrow’s computing technologies. By collaborating with Break Through Tech, the college is opening its doors to undergraduate women from across the Greater Boston area.

The Program

The Break Through Tech AI Program helps students gain the skills they need to get jobs in the fastest-growing areas of tech: data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Developed by industry and academic leaders, students begin with a summer  ML  Engineering curriculum that teaches the critical, practical skills that help qualify candidates for entry-level jobs in the field including skills in building data analysis pipelines, training and validating ML models, while gaining experience with common ML/AI libraries.

Next, students join the AI Studio where they work in teams to solve industry challenges and develop a portfolio of AI projects that demonstrate their capabilities. Throughout the program, students receive career coaching, mentorship, and summer internship placement support, all aimed at helping participants successfully launch their AI tech career.

Apply to the Program Now in its second year, the AI Program model is already proving itself. The continued success of our program relies on the incredible industry partners we work with in every city. Interested in working with us in Boston?

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