Immersive, Targeted Approach to Career Transition
BreakLine Tech is designed to help you pivot into your career in technology. The program provides a combination of in-depth discussions with industry leaders, classroom learning with distinguished faculty, and onsite visits with top tech companies. You will get an inside view into leading organizations while building your professional network.
BreakLine works closely with participants from the moment they are admitted – from resume reviews to sourcing relevant roles to interview prep. All admits are also showcased in our online BreakLine Talent Portfolio, which enables our partners to contact them about open roles. These conversations continue during and beyond the program. The BreakLine team sticks with you every step of the way.
Interested applicants who are unable to attend an in-person program can submit an application for the BreakLine Talent Portfolio.
Our upcoming Bay Area BreakLine Tech programs will run on the following dates:
- January 28 – February 1, 2019 | Application Closed
- March 6 – 8, 2019 | Application Closed
- April 15 – 19, 2019 | Application Closed
- July 15 – 19, 2019 | Final Deadline: May 20
- September 16 – 20, 2019 | Early Admissions Deadline: July 8, Final Deadline: July 29
Our programs outside of the Bay Area will run on the following dates:
- NYC – May 15 – 17, 2019 | Application Closed
- Washington, D.C. – August 12 – 14, 2019 | Final Deadline: June 24
- Austin – October 8 – 10, 2019 | Early Admissions Deadline: August 5, Final Deadline: August 19
Our preliminary Bay Area BreakLine Tech program dates for 2020 are below. Please note that these dates are subject to change, and we will begin conducting interviews approximately 9-months in advance of each program.
- January 27 – 31, 2020
- March 9 – 13, 2020
- April 13 – 17, 2020
- July 20 – 24, 2020
- September 21 – 25, 2020
You can apply the skills you learn in the classroom directly to the workplace.
Build the business foundation you need to launch your career in tech.
Gain insight into the tech industry that will help you to hit the ground running.
Communication & Style
Develop your personal elevator pitch and translate your military experience.
Meet mentors who can help you navigate your transition.
Connect with industry leaders and grow your professional network.
Participants come from all five branches of the military and go on to join some of the most exciting companies in the world. Learn more about the program directly from our BreakLiners!
—Kathy Borkoski, Navy
BreakLine helped me determine what I valued most for company culture, role, and stage, and gave me the skills to successfully interview for great positions in the tech industry.
—Marlon Mattos, Air Force
BreakLine is a remarkable program that plugs veterans into the heart of tech and keeps us connected with a robust alumni network and unabated support. I’m proud to be part of the BreakLine family.
—Jasmine Motupalli, Army
The BreakLine program provided me with invaluable tools and an amazing network, setting the stage for my success in finding the right career path for me. The BreakLine Team became my tribe, my champions, as I navigated my transition from the Army after 13 years of service. This is, by far, the best transition program I have ever encountered.
Customer Success, Insights and Operations, Gusto
—Devon Loucks, Air Force
BreakLine provided guidance and support through my transition and connected me with a network of veterans who had successfully pivoted into tech. I can’t wait to pay it forward!
—Ben Stein, Navy
BreakLine is THE best program for transitioning service members. It was by far the most complete, most impactful resource I found as I left the military to begin a new career in tech.
—Andrew Waddell, Marine Corps
Put simply, BreakLine is without equal. There is no better organization that connects the world’s most talented veterans with Silicon Valley’s most exciting companies.
Senior Insights Analyst, LinkedIn
—Mandy Birch, Air Force
BreakLine provided me with a quantum leap in establishing a network and learning about the tech industry. The program led me to discover an exciting new role where my strengths, interests, and skills are all aligned with an amazing team.
Director, Program Management, Rigetti Computing
—Chris Musselman, Navy
BreakLine enabled incredible access to some of the industry’s most successful leaders. They have been instrumental in shaping my thinking, and more importantly, they became great mentors and life-long advocates.
Business Cultivation Engineer,
—Onai Gwachiwa, British Army
I thought I knew what BreakLine was about but it was a whole lot more than what I expected. Everything from the ‘Boots to Business’ workshops to the interview prep was spot on and priceless. The team is experienced and amazing, and absolutely there for you!
Customer Success Manager,
—David Walsh, Navy
BreakLine gave me the insight, vocabulary, and confidence to translate my military skills and experience into language that opened doors into the tech community.
—Alvaro Yanes, Marine Corps
BreakLine is in a league of its own. They provide a superb, robust, and comprehensive program aimed at bringing out the best in their participants. BreakLine has made a true impact on my personal and professional life. There's no program like it!
Manager, Professional Services, Medallia
—Jeanne Godfroy, Army
The BreakLine approach for helping veterans transition into tech goes far beyond networking, resume building, and interview preparations. They provide amazing coaching and mentoring services, and their emphasis towards helping veterans find the right fit across multiple dimensions is truly exceptional.
Director of Programs,
Cloud Operations, Alarm.com
—Brennan Lawson, Air Force
BreakLine owns the best transition curriculum and is a phenomenal source of mentorship and empowerment.
—Gabe Sganga, Marine Corps
I can’t say enough about how incredible the BreakLine program experience was for me. The personalized coaching and guidance helped open doors and was instrumental in building my confidence.
Site Reliability Operations Analyst, Palantir
—Joseph Baker, Navy
Transitioning from the military is hard. Fortunately, BreakLine provided the framework, coaching, and mentorship I needed to do so successfully. BreakLine's focus on people is the key to their success, and I can't emphasize enough the impact they had on my ability to translate my military experience into a value statement to potential employers.
Program Manager, Business Process Management, Google Cloud
—Rachel Willis, Army
Between the network built and lessons learned at BreakLine, the program truly changed my life. The team cares deeply about each BreakLiner and helps in every stage of the transition process - from career education to interview prep, final negotiations, and beyond.
—Clint Walls, Air Force
BreakLine is hands down the best program available for transitioning veterans. From connecting me with roles based on my experience, to preparing me to succeed in interviews, the entire team was personally invested in my success.
Community Risk Investigator, Facebook
—Dan Sheets, Air Force
No other program will provide you with the necessary network and connections to break into tech like BreakLine will. I can't recommend this program highly enough to do it justice.
Customer Success Manager, MuleSoft
—Jay Staples, Air Force
BreakLine made my career in tech possible. It's a game-changer for veterans who want to pivot into the tech industry.
Product Risk Analyst,
—Geoff Schultz, Navy
BreakLine was invaluable to my transition out of the military and exceeded my expectations in every way. The personalized guidance and mentorship provided me with a tremendous amount of confidence as I navigated the process of finding a job in tech. I cannot recommend BreakLine highly enough.
Site Reliability Engineer, Medallia
—Will Madsen, Air Force
BreakLine was absolutely instrumental in my transition. The team ensured that I had ample access to their powerful network of partner companies and that I was well prepared for every interaction. I would not have been able to land my dream job without them, and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Quantum SE and Architecture Manager, Rigetti Computing
—Lara Harris, Air Force
BreakLine is hands down the best resource for veterans. They connected me with top companies and provided personal coaching and mentoring throughout the entire hiring process. It's the only program I recommend to fellow vets!
Talent Operations Manager, Square
—Jeremy Pichette, Coast Guard
BreakLine provides a high-touch experience that’s unrivaled in the transition space. In just days, they delivered what would have taken me several months to build on my own; productive conversations with decision makers inside top companies in tech.
Senior Sales Operations Analyst, BMC Software
—Jeff Kim, Army
BreakLine is by far the most valuable resource available to transitioning veterans. Their powerful network and unparalleled commitment to helping veterans helped open doors that I had previously only dreamed of.
—Kayla Bailey, Marine Corps
BreakLine changed my life. Before finding BreakLine, I didn't think a transition to a career in tech was possible for me. The amazing BreakLine team invested in my future and guided me every step of the way. They gave me the confidence to take this huge leap for myself and my family.
Program Manager, Business Integrity, Facebook
—John Kosequat, Air Force
BreakLine provided a life changing opportunity for me and my family. They provide an invaluable personalized experience and they open doors you never even knew existed. Their commitment to helping veterans find amazing careers is above any other organization out there.
Site Reliability Operations Analyst, Palantir
—William Kirkland, Navy
I am honored to have worked with and received coaching and support from the entire BreakLine Team. They helped me cultivate my story and gave me confidence that I not only had a place in tech, but I could thrive in a variety of roles.
Senior Project Manager,
—Heather Holcomb, Marine Corps
BreakLine not only fundamentally changed the way I view my career transition, but also how I view myself and my potential.
Senior Product Manager,
—Najeeb Ahmed, Air Force
BreakLine afforded me an incredible opportunity to immerse myself in the business and culture of tech and unlocked a world of limitless possibilities.
Senior Program Manager, Google
—Adam Faul, Marine Corps
BreakLine provided unmatched mentorship, coaching, and interview guidance, as well as unparalleled access to key veteran advocates throughout Silicon Valley.
Intellectual Property Operations, Facebook
—Joshua Jones, Army
BreakLine seamlessly connects transitioning veterans to the tech industry. Leveraging their network, knowledge, and experience, BreakLine provides the best available product to vets in all stages of their journey from military to civilian employment.
Manager, Business Operations, PayPal
—Monica Laux, Marine Corps
BreakLine helped me articulate my skills and experience and successfully navigate the interview and hiring process from start to finish. Any veteran considering a career in tech should do themselves a favor and connect with the amazing team at BreakLine.
Measurement Partnerships Lead, Facebook
—Devin Strzok, Coast Guard
The BreakLine family is the best curated group of advocates, mentors, and advisors a transitioning veteran could have on their side to find the right fit!
Federal Program Manager, Rigetti Computing
—Zayn Knaub, Air Force
BreakLine exceeded my expectations in every way! Utilizing a combination of mentorship, education, and networking, BreakLine enabled me to bridge the gap between my transition and employment at a top tech company.
Customer Success Manager, MuleSoft
—Mac Marrone, Navy
The best veteran transition resource available! BreakLine provided me with invaluable connections, the ability to translate my skills, and the confidence to explain my value. I highly recommend the program to any service member thinking about a career change.
Manager, Business Integrity,
—Matt Basso, Navy
BreakLine stands out head and shoulders above the rest. The BreakLine team helped me turn my goal of working in the tech industry into a reality through incredible networking opportunities, actionable guidance, and continued emphasis on the strengths I brought to the table as a veteran.
—Jessica Agnew, Navy
BreakLine not only provided me with networking opportunities, coaching, and key insight into the tech industry, but also helped me identify a career path I am truly passionate about. It was the single most valuable resource in my transition."
—Matt Brendel, Navy
BreakLine bolstered my confidence, opened my perspective to untraditional opportunities, and directly led to my first civilian position.
Customer Solutions Analyst, Medallia
—Stephen Young, Air Force
BreakLine is hands down the most effective program for preparing and establishing transitioning veterans into the world of technology. The professional education and coaching at BreakLine gave me the confidence and ability to identify, define, and articulate my place within the industry.
Project Manager, Professional Services, BMC Software
—Mia Hencinski, Marine Corps
I'm so indebted to the incredible BreakLine team and especially to friends and fellow BreakLiners that encouraged me to apply in the first place - their advocacy was a game changer, and I don't know where I would be without it. BreakLine is unlike any other resource you will encounter. It's not a network, it's a family.
—Victor Corral, Navy
BreakLine will connect you to the people and companies that you need to know to transition out of the military and into a great role.
—Conrad Boucher, Coast Guard
I can't overstate the value that the BreakLine team provided during my job search, interviews, and final negotiations. I couldn't have reached this point without their advice and support, and I'm incredibly grateful.
Technical Services Associate, LinkedIn
—Vicky Langston, British Army
BreakLine provided me with unique insight into opportunities in tech and encouraged me to aim high. It was the single best decision I made during my transition and stands unrivaled in terms of its scope as well as reach!
—Josh Barker, Air Force
BreakLine elevated my ability to cultivate a network, communicate value, and discover a fulfilling career in tech. The team unlocked opportunities at several top companies and also provided support to cross the finish line.
—John Newdick, Marine Corps
There is no better military transition experience than BreakLine. The program delivers an astounding amount of information in such a concise format that it rivals the results of the best business schools. Find a way to include BreakLine into your plan!
Business Integrity Associate, Escalations, Facebook
—Latham Turner, Navy
Attending BreakLine was the best decision I made in my transition. It helped me understand my potential and provided guidance that enabled me to succeed now and in the future.
Director of Sales Operations,
—Kit de Angelis, Navy
The BreakLine program is life changing! Their team inspires confidence and provides every tool needed for a successful career transition. It is hands down the best resource for any veteran considering a career in the tech industry.
—Shane Moses, Navy
BreakLine has opened doors that I never thought possible. The coaching and genuine care that you get from the team every step of the way is unrivaled. I HIGHLY recommend it to every veteran looking to start a meaningful career in tech!
—Jen Oh, Air Force
BreakLine provides the coaching, training, support network, and motivation to cross the finish line. I can't thank the team enough for helping me develop the meaningful connections and career insights that led to my current opportunity.
Product Launch Manager,
—Sulev Suvari, Army
A phenomenal opportunity. BreakLine provides unparalleled access to the tech community and its leaders. The coaching, industry connections, and skills provided were essential to my success.
Business Planning Manager,
—Megan Vitali, Navy
BreakLine is an unparalleled experience for transitioning veterans and military spouses. The team will put your goals and needs first every step of the way and push you to explore opportunities you didn't think were possible!
Partner Operations Team Lead,
—Victor Wiggins, Army
Breakline is by far the BEST transitioning program for veterans. The ability to visit, network, and connect with so many top tech companies, CEOs, and venture capitalists in such a short time span is so valuable and something you won't find anywhere else. The program is also FUN! It's always great to connect with similar minded veterans.
Principal Value Engineer,
—Jay Warren, Army
BreakLine delivers a complete package that is unsurpassed by any other transition program available. Their mentorship, network, and on-going support come together to help motivated and talented veterans navigate unchartered territory. You bring the hustle, BreakLine brings the roadmap!
Operations Integrity Manager, Facebook
—Allan Aw, Navy
BreakLine is by far the most comprehensive program for transitioning veterans interested in tech. The level of access and opportunities outpaces even business schools in terms of scale, intensity, and time-value.
—Stephanie Grubbs, Military Spouse
The BreakLine team created opportunities and opened doors for me that I wouldn't have had access to without their network and social capital within Silicon Valley.
Solution Marketing Manager,
—Danny Austin, Marine Corps
I highly recommend BreakLine to all veterans but especially to those with ambitions to be tech leaders. There is simply no better resource out there.
—Lizbeth Jenkins, Marine Corps
BreakLine provided unparalleled access to phenomenal speakers and highly curated educational classes geared towards a career in tech. Having transitioned from the Marine Corps prior to participating in the program, I can personally attest that BreakLine is the best in preparing you for the hiring process.
Product Operations Manager,
—Nick Gesualdo, Air Force
The BreakLine team supported me at every step in my transition with the coaching and guidance I needed to communicate my military experience in a meaningful way. I cannot overstate the value of the program or thank the team enough. I have found the perfect job to match my professional desires and skill set!
—Andrew Vu, Navy
BreakLine's combination of actionable insight, meaningful mentorship, and access to unique job opportunities is in a league of its own. I learned - and accomplished - more to advance my transition during the program than I had in the previous 8 months of trying on my own.
—Skyler Brown, Army
BreakLine gave me the tools to assess opportunities holistically, the framework to interview from a position of strength, and a substantial network that I can count on.
Innovation and Strategy Operations MBA internship, HP
—Liz O'Herrin, National Guard
BreakLine offers unparalleled insight into the tech industry. They set their expectations high for program participants, which in turn helped us be well-prepared for applying and interviewing. Attending the program was invaluable during my career transition!
—Gordon McDonald, Navy
BreakLine taught me that starting anew doesn’t mean starting over. The program helped me translate my military experiences, provided me access to a vast network of tech professionals, and personally coached me through every step of the transition. If you have the drive, they will open the door.
Sales Operations Manager,
—Michael O'Connor, Navy
BreakLine was the single most valuable resource I had as a transitioning veteran. They provided crucial insight into the civilian job search process, and I would not be where I am today without their help.
Site Reliability Engineer,
—Larraine Palesky, Army
Working with the BreakLine team was absolutely life changing! Before BreakLine, I didn't think a career in tech was possible for me. They opened doors and allowed me to have conversations with some of the biggest leaders in the industry and most importantly, led me to recognize my self-worth.
Staffing Channels Specialist,
—David Fowles, Army
BreakLine is amazing! The team was instrumental in providing me with the tools I needed to prepare for everything I faced – from industry research, to resume writing, to interviews and finally to negotiations and offer acceptance. They were there every step of the way.
Senior Manager, Process Improvements, Amgen
—John Smesko, Navy
BreakLine is the best organization for veterans looking to transition into tech. The BreakLine team provides an amazing network and set of resources. You'll also join a community of veterans who have successfully pivoted into great companies and are excited to help others follow in their footsteps.
—Kymberly Penson, Army
If you are considering BreakLine, I would say absolutely, hands down do it. It was a complete game-changer.
Customer Success Manager,
—Cesar Mize, Navy
The caliber of advice, mentorship, and guidance that BreakLine offers transitioning veterans is unsurpassed. The team at BreakLine takes the time to understand each person’s career goals and matches these traits with top tech companies. Simply put, I cannot recommend BreakLine enough!