Last date to apply - Jan 30

  • TechWise is not just creating more software engineers but a more equitable and inclusive tech industry. By bringing technology to underserved communities, TechWise is not only bridging the digital divide but also promoting racial and gender equity and empowering leaders to practice inclusivity nationwide.
    Shiv Venkataraman VP / GM, Google
  • At TechWise, our pedagogy rests upon four key pillars: learning to learn, learning by doing, learning with peers and learning without fear of failure. We foster lifelong learning, encourage hands-on experiences, cultivate team-based learning and create a safe space for students to embrace mistakes as stepping stones to success.
    Dr. Santanu Paul MD and CEO, TalentSprint

What is TechWise?

TechWise is a diversity, equity, and inclusion program offered by TalentSprint and supported by Google. This 18-month program identifies and empowers capable students from underrepresented groups to get ready for high-growth tech careers.


What is unique about TechWise?

  • Premium tech careers
    Get access to jobs, internships, and apprenticeships with Google and other leading companies
  • Industry-ready skill sets
    Build technical expertise, soft skills, and the tools necessary for the corporate world
  • Part of an elite peer community
    Be among only 300+ select students in the US

What help will I get to succeed?

This 3X advantage will help you succeed

  • TalentSprint
    Dedicated faculty and mentors will help you build the required technical skills
  • Google
    Dedicated mentoring from Google will help you evolve as a professional
  • Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science
    Masterclasses by CMU SCS faculty and certificate of completion from SCS Executive and Professional Education Team for successful candidates

What will it cost me?

It costs you only your commitment and time

  • Your fee will be fully sponsored
    With a 100% Program fee sponsored by Google, it is free for you
  • You get a scholarship too
    A rewarding scholarship of $4250 to take care of your basic expenses

Am I eligible for TechWise?

This program is for you if you

  • Belong to an underrepresented group
  • Currently studying in any 4-year Degree college in US OR in one of the participating colleges
  • Pursuing/intent to pursue Tech major/minor
  • Committed to investing time and effort

Any student from a 4-year Degree college in US meeting the eligibility criteria
can apply for this program

Participating Colleges


What are the Outcomes so far?

Techwise graduates attract offers from top companies

  • And More..

Meet the team

  • Asokan Pichai
    Program Dean

    Asokan is a Chief Learning Officer at TalentSprint. He is also an Industry Instructor, Instructional Designer, and Programming Guru, with a solid software development experience of over 35 years.

    With a PG Diploma in Computer Programming, Asokan is a subject-matter expert in Programming languages - COBOL, Clipper, C, C++, Python, Haskell, Elixir, Clojure, Java and Ruby. He has trained over 5000 software engineers, designed more than 25 courses, and conducted ‘Train the Trainer’ programs for more than 300 trainers, and nearly 100 instructional designers and developers.
  • Sphoorthy
    Program Director

    Sphoorthy is an experienced professional who is leading the DEI programs supported by Google at TalentSprint. She is responsible for driving the success of these initiatives and ensuring they are effectively implemented to achieve their goals.

    With over 12 years of experience in program and project management, Sphoorthy's expertise lies in client servicing, stakeholder engagement, and account management.

    In addition to her industry expertise, Sphoorthy is deeply passionate about DEI and brings this enthusiasm to her role. She is also an accomplished student mentor, demonstrating her commitment to helping others grow and succeed. Her mentoring experience indicates that she has strong communication skills and a talent for developing people.

    She holds a Master's Degree in Business Management and currently drives the success of the DEI programs at TalentSprint, leveraging her skills, expertise, and passion for creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
  • Indira Priyadarshini
    Academics Lead

    Indira leads the training team of Fresh Engineering Graduates to make them industry-ready. She is an expert in handling Java, Python, and Machine learning concepts. Her 13+ years of experience in the IT and Edtech industry not only make her an SME with answers to most questions, but also an approachable, reliable, and seasoned mentor to thousands of students.
  • Nicholas Groesch
    Lead Instructor

    Nicholas Groesch is the lead instructor for the TechWise program. He began his coding journey in 2019 at Northwestern University, and since then, he's worked as a tutor and instructor with Trilogy/2U, full stack developer and tech lead at the Hertz RevLab, and instructor at TalentSprint.

    He studied jazz, composition, music theory, and the history of philosophy at the University of North Texas spent 5 years touring the world as a pianist for The Polyphonic Spree, worked as an accompanist with the Joffrey Ballet School, taught math at his high school, built a coffee roaster and company, amongst other adventures. Nick enjoys world music, long hikes in the mountains, and the clarity of concise functions.
  • Felipe
    Principal Instructor

    Felipe is a principal instructor at TechWise. Driven by a passion for programming, Felipe covers from the principles of programming to full stack and everything in between. He lives by the philosophy that “Opportunities aren’t always handed to us; sometimes, we have to create them.” When not in TechWise, he is working on a real-time state-of-the-art machine learning trading platform, yielding significant returns. Beyond his professional pursuits, Felipe will be found tinkering with Large Language Models or any other ML-related topic. Off-screen, Felipe lets his creativity shine through the melodies of piano and hand-crafts. When he wants to turn off his mind, he enjoys the company of nature.
  • Sarah Griffin
    Student Success Manager

    Sarah is in charge of ensuring that TechWise students receive the support and encouragement that they need to succeed in the program and in their goals beyond TechWise. As a recent graduate of Stanford University, Sarah has spent the last 5 years developing her passion for creating social change by working and connecting with individuals. She spent a year volunteering with the AmeriCorps, where she worked with people experiencing homelessness and created a self-improvement workshop series and implemented a pilot program to connect clients with mental health resources. She also spent time working with school kids in under-served communities in South Africa, helping them gain confidence and creative thinking skills through after-school arts classes. These experiences, including her time living in the heart of Silicon Valley at Stanford, opened her eyes to the extent of systemic inequalities both abroad and in the United States, and she deeply believes that programs like TechWise are key to creating a more diverse and inclusive tech industry. In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and spending time outdoors.
  • Jason
    Instructor

    Jason is an experienced instructor at TechWise. With over 12 years of expertise in coding and product development, he has a deep passion for creating and designing things from the ground up. Jason's journey has taken him from building healthcare startups to launching all types of tech products and businesses. Jason's commitment to sharing knowledge and helping others learn to code is exemplified by his role as an Instructor at TechWise. His extensive experience and diverse skill set make him a valuable mentor for those aspiring to excel in the tech world.

    His educational background includes an MBA and an MSMIS, further connecting the dots between technology and business. Jason was a Full Stack Software Engineer at VillageMD, where he played a pivotal role in launching a telehealth platform, Data Engineer at ZirMed, a Sequoia-backed healthcare startup, and won the Innovation Award during his tenure as a Senior Software Developer at Health Care Service Corporation. He's also been a Founder in Residence at Entrepreneur First, a global talent investor, Founder of Nuria Health, a Southeast Asia-based telehealth startup, and the Owner of Avveza, a Google Cloud Partner Advantage and Shopify Partner software development company.

    With a track record of innovation and a dedication to helping others succeed with technology, Jason is a trusted mentor and coding instructor who continues to inspire students to become top-notch engineers.
  • Austin
    Instructor

    Austin is a committed instructor for the TechWise team. After gaining a degree in Mathematics from Whitman College, he has been working as a private tutor since 2018 and has a lot of experience in online instruction. From there, Austin continued on to become a full-stack developer and to work as an instructor and tutor with Trilogy/2U in classes for Data Analysis and Software Development.
  • Emily Yarrington
    Talent Advisor

    A seasoned recruiting professional with a talent for building dynamic and diverse teams for VC-backed startups, Emily showcases a profound commitment to identifying nurturing work environments conducive to student success and initiating rewarding careers. At TechWise, Emily and her team take pride in bridging the gap between driven, aspiring technologists and the innovative pathways that eagerly await them.

Masterclass by CMU Faculty

  • Mark Stehlik
    University Teaching Professor of Computer Science, CMU

    Mark is a University Teaching Professor of Computer Science (the first Teaching Professor to be so recognized at CMU), and is celebrated as an "Education Engineer" having taught or advised thousands of students over his 40 year career. He holds a prominent role as the Assistant Dean for Outreach, and is a co-founder of CMU CS Academy, a high school Computer Science curriculum that has been consumed by over 350,000 students since its launch in Spring, 2018.

    An optimist by nature and a pragmatist by nurture, Mark is an influential figure shaping the Computer Science educational experience.
  • Michael Hilton
    Associate teaching professor, Software and Societal Systems Department, CMU

    Michael is an associate teaching professor at the Software and Societal Systems department in the School of Computer Science at CMU. As the director of the Software Engineering Minor and the Software Engineering Concentration, Michael welcomes new applications and encourages inquiries for those interested in the programs.

    Specialized in teaching software engineering-focused classes, Michael is dedicated to enhancing the developer experience and making a positive impact on the world of software development in the realm of research.

How do I enroll for TechWise?

It’s a simple 4-step process

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Online
Application

With your details,
Statement of purpose

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Online
Assessment

Aptitude, Code Writing

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Online
Interviews

1:1 Personal Interviews

In case of any queries, please write to us at techwise@talentsprint.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

TechWise is a diversity, equity, and inclusion program offered by TalentSprint and supported by Google.
It is an 18-month virtual program offering technical training, 100% financial assistance, and Googler mentorship to students from community and undergraduate colleges across the USA. It aims to empower students to become world-class entry-level software engineers by the time they graduate college and complete the virtual program.

The program offers a 3X advantage that will help you succeed in this program

  • TalentSprint:
    Dedicated faculty and mentors will help you build the required technical skills
  • Google:
    Dedicated mentoring from Google will help you evolve as a professional
  • CMU:
    Master class every quarter from CMU faculty
    Certification at the end of the Program

Google is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. The technology leader recognizes the importance of building inclusive technology cultures that foster engagement, collaboration, and a sense of belonging, and hence Google is supporting TechWise

TechWise will be delivered by top-notch faculty and industry practitioners. The program will enable participants with

  • Industry-ready software engineering expertise which top tech companies need today.

  • Financial independence with a rewarding scholarship of $4250 to help them focus on their learning.

  • Access to entry-level tech career opportunities with Google and leading tech companies upon successful completion of the TechWise program.

Masterclasses by CMU SCS faculty and certificate of completion from SCS Executive and Professional Education Team for successful candidates