- Get a list of the intership companies you will be able to target and see if you like to work in those companies.
- Tech is a broad area, which area you like? I'd say cybersecurity and machine learning are a good fields to be in.
- Does your tech academy provide you the skill set that is applicable to work in most of the tech firms such as programming or IT management?
- Tech Academy maybe a good way to differentiate yourself if the curriculum offered matches the market condition. But if not, it's not a big deal to skip it due to the time pressure you are already under. You are live in the Silicon Valley, there is always jobs in the tech field.