Frequently Asked Questions

About the Program

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

  • TechWise aims to identify and empower students who are passionate about building their careers in the tech industry.
  • The program will help you become a world-class software engineer through master-class sessions from experts, hackathons, projects, coding boot camps, assessments, and more.
  • Your program fee will be fully funded with a 100% scholarship and an additional scholarship of $4250 as financial assistance to support your educational goals and basic expenses.
  • You will have the opportunity to access entry-level software engineering jobs, internships, and apprenticeships with Google and other leading tech companies.

TechWise is an 18-month virtual program where:

  • You earn a scholarship of $4250 while you also learn and get a verified credential in addition to what you are pursuing in your college.
  • You will learn from dedicated faculty and mentors who will help you get equipped with the required technical skills, build confidence in your abilities and make you industry-ready.
  • You will be encouraged to think differently and build a strong portfolio of projects through hackathons and coding challenges.
  • You will begin building important personal networks and friendships with a diverse group of students who share their passion for technology and computer science.
  • You will get an insider’s view on trending career opportunities in the tech world.

About Program Fee and Scholarship

You will have to invest your commitment and time in this program.

  • Your fee will be fully funded with a 100% Scholarship.
  • You will also receive a scholarship of $4250 to help you take care of your basic expenses so that you can focus on your learning.

With full scholarship assistance, TechWise seeks to support the education and learning aspirations of enterprising, aspiring, and deserving students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds or underrepresented communities.

TechWise has three important milestones.

  1. Project 1 (after course 1 completion) - Sep 2024
  2. Project 2 (after course 2 completion) - Apr 2025
  3. Project 3 (after course 3 completion) - Sep 2025 (program completion)

Scholarships will be paid as per the schedule below on completion of these milestones and upon meeting the minimum attendance and assessment requirements as determined by the program.

Tranche # Amount Date Remarks
Tranche 1 $1250 Sep 2024 At the end of Project 1
Tranche 2 $1250 Apr 2025 At the end of Project 2
Tranche 3 $1750 Sep 2025 At the end of Project 3 (end of Program)

No, a mere selection into the program does not guarantee any scholarship. Enrolled students will have to achieve the set milestones to get their scholarship as per the schedule given above.

About Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process

This program is for you if you are

  • Currently studying in one of the participating colleges

  • Pursuing/intent to pursue Tech major/minor

  • Graduating in 2026/27 from 4-year undergraduate colleg
    Graduating in 2025 from 2-year community college

  • Love the idea of a great tech career

  • Familiar with or keen on programming

  • Committed to investing time and effort

The batch size for Cohort 3 of TechWise starting in 2024 is set at 110 students. This includes students selected from the network of participating colleges throughout the US, and from any 4-year degree college within the country.

International students are eligible subjected to accepting the scholarship payment terms and conditions shared at the time of enrollment.

You can visit this link and apply for the program. Just fill in the details in the application form (it will take 5 minutes) and submit. Applicants who fulfil the criteria will be invited for the selection process.

The last date to apply will be January 30, 2024.

TechWise will follow a 3-stage selection process:

  • Stage 1: You need to submit an Online Application with your details and Statement of Purpose.

  • Stage 2: Eligible applicants must attend an Online Assessment that will test your Aptitude (problem-solving and logical reasoning) and Coding Aptitude (ability to understand code).

  • Stage 3: Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a 1:1 Online Interview to identify the final list of selected students

Post interview, the selected students must confirm their enrollment within 3 days of selection.
A total of 110 students will be selected for this program from across US.

Eligible applicants will get access to TalentSprint’s digital learning platform, where the online aptitude and coding assessments will be conducted. The digital learning platform will also feature practice assessments and coding workshops to help you get fully ready for the selection process.

Eligible applicants can take all assessments on TalentSprint’s digital learning platform from the comfort of their homes. Applicants must have a Computer / Laptop with a camera, mic, 2 MBPS internet connection, and the necessary power backup to participate in the proctored online assessments.

A participant comfortable with any programming language can apply for the TechWise program. However, the applicants would require the following skills to ace the selection process:

  • Problem-solving and Logical Reasoning skills

  • Programming skills

We will communicate to you on your registered email address at each stage of the selection process. Once you have successfully cleared all the stages of the selection process, you will receive the final selection status on your registered email address.

Getting selected for this program indicates that you will be among those 120 students in the US who will experience an opportunity to learn and write your destiny in the tech world. Once you are informed about your final selection, you need to enrol within 3 days to confirm your enrollment in the program. In case you do not act /enrol on time, your seat may be released to other waitlisted applicants.

Students who get selected for the TechWise program will be required to accept the Program Terms and Conditions, which is a light-weighted document that can be signed digitally, to confirm their enrollment into the program. Upon accepting the Program Terms and Condtions, you will get access to the program on TalentSprint’s digital learning platform.

No. You will be given only one opportunity to appear in the assessments during the selection process for the TechWise program.

Program Content and Format

The Program will be mostly delivered in live interactive format by our team of instructors and mentors. You will have access to the following as a part of the program:

  1. Live interactive sessions by our instructors and mentors
  2. Recorded video solutions for the homework assignments
  3. 1:1 Office hours to help you clarify your doubts
  4. Weekly Open House sessions

In case you miss a particular live interactive session, the recorded video of the same will be made available on the platform to ensure that your learning is complete.

Yes. In addition to the assistance provided in every session, students can book 1:1 office hours with mentors and clarify their doubts and get going. Students will also have access to recorded video solutions for the homework assignments.

The TechWise program will be concurrently delivered in 2 different time-zones to ensure that students from different geographies in the US can opt for a schedule that is most convenient. The weekly schedule of the program will be as follows:

Day of the week Timings
(EST or PST)
Format Type
Mondays 6pm to 9pm Live-interactive Session Compulsory*
Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm 1:1 Office hours Optional
Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm Live-interactive Session Compulsory*
Thursdays 7pm to 8pm 1:1 Office hours Optional
Fridays 6pm to 9pm Live-interactive Session Compulsory*
Saturdays 8am to 10am Open House Optional

Each live-interactive session (3 hours) will comprise of concept building (2 hours) and doubt clarifcation (1 hour).

To take full advantage of the training and mentoring sessions you need to invest around 9 to 15 hours per week. The breakup of this can be as follows:

  1. Live-interactive sessions:           6-9 hours
  2. Office-hours and Open House:   1-4 hours (approximately)
  3. Self-learning:                                2-3 hours

In addition to the above, you need to

  • Commit to the program—it is intensive because it promises outstanding outcomes

Yes. You will be required to work on three projects. Each course is followed by a project ensuring the course learnings are applied , enabling collaborative working in teams with your peers in the cohort.

TechWise spans 18 months, covering 3 courses along with course-level projects.

Course Hours Focus
Course 1 120 Computational Thinking;
Good Programming Practice; Python
DSA Basics; Analysis of Performance
Project 1 60 Git; Teamwork; Simple CLI Applications
Course 2 120 Web Basics; JS; CSS; DOM; DBMS Basics;
DSA Basics and Intermediate DSA;
Analysis of Performance
Project 2 60 Building a Medium-Sized Project
Course 3 120 Issues of Scale; Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
Project 3
120 Building a Large Scale Multi-user Application
Total 600

The tentative schedule of the program is as under

Course When Weeks Hours Focus
Course 1 Feb-May 2024 12 120 Computational Thinking;
Good Programming Practice;
Python DSA Basics;
Analysis of Performance
Project 1 Jul-Aug 2024 4-5 60 Git; Teamwork; Simple CLI Applications
Course 2 Sep-Nov 2024 12 120 Web Basics; JS; CSS; DOM; DBMS Basics;
Basics and Intermediate DSA; Analysis of Performance
Project 2 Jan-Mar 2025 4-5 60 Building a Medium-Sized Project
Course 3 Mar-May 2025 12 120 Issues of Scale; Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
Project 3 (Capstone) Jul-Aug 2025 8-10 120 Building a Large Scale Multi-user Application
Total 600

NOTE: The actual coverage and dates may change to accommodate external situations, for example, pandemic-related situations.

All enrolled candidates of the program will be provided the required content on TalentSprint’s digital learning platform.

Classes are scheduled to start tentatively on Feb 10, 2024.

Program Outcomes

You will receive the TechWise Certificate upon successful completion of the program.

TechWise does not provide any internships. Successful students will have the opportunity to apply for internships, apprenticeships, and jobs at high-end product companies, including Google.

Students enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate college program will have an opportunity to apply for internships and full-time employment roles at Google and other major tech companies.

Students enrolled in a 2-year Community college will have an opportunity to apply for apprenticeships at Google and other tech companies. Students who transition from a 2-year community college to a 4-year undergraduate college can also explore internships and full-time opportunities.


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