Targeted Approach to Career Transition
BreakLine is a career accelerator for hard-charging, high-performing veterans who are interested in pivoting into tech. You will receive access to a robust curriculum designed to help you successfully land a role in tech, build your professional network, and join an active community of BreakLiners nationwide. The BreakLine team will guide you through the entire process, from resume reviews, to sourcing relevant roles, to interview prep, until you land and accept a role. We stick with you every step of the way!
BreakLine also offers 2-day virtual programs that provide an additional behind the scenes look at our partner companies. We host workshops, in-depth discussions with industry leaders, and provide an inside look at top tech companies. Attending a program isn’t mandatory, but it’s highly recommended! Once you’re admitted into BreakLine, you are eligible to attend any of our upcoming programs. If you’re unsure of which program to attend, our team can help you select one that best aligns with your timeline.
Our in-person programs will resume in 2021.
You can apply the skills you learn through BreakLine 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.
—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
—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!
—Andy Hoffman, Navy
When you become a member of the BreakLine family, you gain an incredible network of amazing people who truly care about you and your transition. If you want a career in tech, you should absolutely apply.
Commercial Account Manager,
—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
—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
—Kelsey Hober, Army
The opportunities, institutional knowledge, and high-quality mentorship presented by BreakLine is world-class. I cannot thank the team enough for being in my corner and allowing me the opportunity to pursue my career goals.
Mission Operations Engineer,
—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
—Haley Wilson, Air Force
The BreakLine team helped me highlight my skills and connected me with the best companies in the world. Even better, they helped me find my fit. Transition is hard, but BreakLine makes sure you don’t have to face it alone.
Strategy and Operations,
—John Milcovich, Navy
From the day you're accepted into the program, to the day you sign with your dream company, the entire BreakLine family is wholeheartedly invested in your success. The team kicked open the door to an industry that I thought was untouchable for someone like me. Best. Program. Ever!
—Teddy Fong, Army
The team went above and beyond to help me understand what it means to find the right cultural fit, and they gave me the confidence to successfully navigate the hiring process.
—Rahul Harpalani, Army
Translating military backgrounds to demonstrate value in the civilian world is always a difficult task, but BreakLine's trusted relationships in the tech sector and tried and true training methodology shatter barriers that were otherwise insurmountable.
Risk and Response,
—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.
—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
—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.
—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,
—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,
—Mallory Rainey, Army
By participating in the program I not only gained professional skills that I can bring with me in my new career, but also a valuable network of veteran friends and colleagues. I highly recommend BreakLine to any veteran looking to move into the tech sector.
—Cameron Iati, Navy
BreakLine amplified my career search beyond what I thought was possible - they turned it up to 11! Everyone on the team is a true rockstar and I'm so thankful to be part of the BreakLine family.
—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.
—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
—Ganesh Harihara, Navy
Even though I had previous experience in tech, BreakLine opened my eyes to the variety of opportunities available. It is an ideal opportunity for anyone trying to translate all the unique talents that veterans bring to the table into the tech world.
Product Reliability Specialist,
—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
—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, Palantir
—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,
—Carolyn Ross, Navy
BreakLine was an amazing experience. Not only did they kick down the door to opportunities in tech, but they also connected me with a network of highly talented professionals who provided me with mentorship and support throughout the entire process. I am so grateful that I had the chance to work with the BreakLine Team. It is the single greatest transition tool available!
—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
—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
—Meredith Doran, Air Force
BreakLine is a phenomenal program for transitioning veterans who want to break into the tech industry. Over the past two months, the team coached me through every step and ensured I was well prepared. This is a scary transition, but BreakLine opened up doors for me.
—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
—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,
—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.
—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
—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
—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."
—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,
—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.
Director of Customer Success,
—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
—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.
—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.
—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!
—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.
—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.
—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,
—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,
—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,
—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.
—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.
—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,
—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.
—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
—Blake Stout, Navy
So many veterans have the necessary assets to transition into the tech sector, but they’re unable to articulate or translate those skills to employers. The BreakLine team not only gave me the confidence to do so, but they made a personal connection with me and showed me my value.
—Megan Ausenbaugh, Army
BreakLine gave me the direction and network I needed in order to break into the tech industry. Their program "de-camouflaged" my resume and allowed me to highlight the skills and experience that I have. I now have a dream job and a new view on veterans entering the tech scene.
Portfolio Success Manager,
—Rocky Takapu, Air Force
As the saying goes, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” BreakLine prepared me to take full advantage of the amazing opportunities they provided with top tech companies. I am extremely lucky to have BreakLine in my corner!
for Developer Operations,
—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.
—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,
—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,
—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,
—Justin Anderson, Air Force
Breaking into the tech industry has been a life-long dream of mine. BreakLine helped break down those barriers in my head and introduced me to mentors and recruiters from the top companies in the world. You'll be able to traverse the murky waters of career transition with confidence knowing that BreakLine has your back.
Sr. Technical Program Manager,
—Nina Traylor, Army
From start to finish BreakLine’s team were my personal champions, rooting for my success. They used a unique and transformational process that guided me from resume writing to negotiations. BreakLine never gave up on me and propelled me toward a future in tech that I didn’t know was possible. I am proud to be a part of the BreakLine Tribe and excited to help the door for others.
—Ryan Colburn, Army
Each transition is unique with its own seemingly complex path. BreakLine recognizes this and they helped me clarify my priorities. I would not have found a company that amplifies my strengths and passions without the BreakLine family.
Planning & Analysis,
—Duc Pham, Marine Corps
I always knew that I wanted to transition into tech after military service, I just wasn't quite sure how to do it. BreakLine was instrumental in this process and provided me with a plethora of resources to excel and find my footing. What surprised me the most was the genuineness of the BreakLine team and their willingness to move mountains for you.
—Eric Hayden, Navy
BreakLine elevates the transition experience beyond all expectations. Whether you are just beginning your transition or looking to make another career move down the road, the entire team remains committed to your success. I can't wait to help pay it forward to all future BreakLiners!
—Brittany Rucker, Air Force
BreakLine provided invaluable opportunities for me to make the right connections, and the team provided step-by-step guidance on everything from resume development to negotiations. The program made all the difference between my resume being forgotten in an electronic database and receiving a job offer.
Privacy Data Protection,
—Eddie Ortiz, Air Force
If you have the opportunity to participate in BreakLine, count your lucky stars! BreakLine eliminated my doubts, and equipped me with the tools I needed to speak confidently about my service and connected me with top companies. I am forever grateful to the BreakLine tribe, and I am proud to call myself a BreakLiner!
—Brian Smith, Air Force
BreakLine takes the time to treat each transition uniquely and tailors their coaching, mentorship, and guidance to the individual. This individualized coaching, paired with the outstanding BreakLine alumni family, results in the most comprehensive and effective veteran transition program I've found.
—Ariana Pybus, Navy
BreakLine recognizes the unique leadership experience, dedication, perseverance, and creative problem-solving that veterans bring to their teams, while their industry partners know how to leverage top talent. It's a win-win that creates an unparalleled opportunity for high-performing veterans.
—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!