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Learn how to jump-start a career in tech—without a tech background.

About Break into Tech

Technology thrives on new, diverse, and unexpected ideas—it needs new perspectives.

Break into Tech—and learn what an algorithm is, how real-world data can be represented, and how your point of view can shape computer science or solve a real-world problem using data science. No prior experience is needed—just bring your enthusiasm.

When you attend Break into Tech, you will:

  • Hear about our Align Master of Science in Computer Science program and our Align Master of Science in Data Science program, which are both designed for people with no programming experience. 
  • Learn why tech needs you and your diverse perspective.

Please note: Participants must hold a bachelor’s degree or be nearing college graduation to participate.


Choose from in-person and virtual workshops

Join any of our upcoming Break into Tech events, whether virtually or in person. Select the event that works best for you on the registration form.

Fall Schedule:

  • November 9 — Virtual event
  • November 14 — Silicon Valley
  • November 15 — Coral Gables, FL
  • November 16 — Arlington, VA and Oakland, CA
  • November 21 — Vancouver
  • December 6 — Virtual event


About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experiential lifelong learning. Our approach of integrating real-world experience with education, research, and innovation empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create worldwide impact.

Our global university system provides our community and academic, government, and industry partners with unique opportunities to think locally and act globally. The system—which includes 13 campuses across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, 300,000-plus alumni, and 3,000 partners worldwide—serves as a platform for scaling ideas, talent, and solutions.

Northeastern’s personalized, experiential undergraduate and graduate programs lead to degrees through the doctorate in 10 colleges and schools across our campuses. Learning emphasizes the intersection of data, technology, and human literacies, uniquely preparing graduates for careers of the future and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment.

Our research enterprise, with an R1 Carnegie classification, is solutions-oriented and spans the world. Our faculty scholars and students work in teams that cross not just disciplines, but also sectors—aligned around solving today’s highly interconnected global challenges and focused on transformative impact for humankind.