Learn to Code In Beer City: Announcing a Free Workshop Series

February 11, 2019

Learn to Code. In Beer City USA! Grand Circus is serious about our core values. It’s part of our interview process for new employees and contractors. We share them with prospective students during Info Sessions and our Intro to Coding workshops.  During our bootcamp orientation we make sure all students understand what our values are Read more →

Announcing our Partnership with Seamless IoT

January 25, 2019

Since opening the Grand Rapids campus in 2017, the Grand Circus team has been focused on talent development for local employers: providing students with the technical and soft skills that West Michigan employers need to effectively grow their businesses. At the same time we are always looking for opportunities to support and partner with organizations Read more →

Meet Samantha, Digital Marketer Turned Developer

January 22, 2019

 Currently at United Shore as a Junior Developer, Samantha Mazzola enrolled in Grand Circus after working in the marketing field. Samantha has a bright and infectious warm personality, which made her stand out at Grand Circus, even earning her the DEVELOP(her) scholarship. Samantha encountered and overcame many obstacles during bootcamp, through her perseverance and willingness to Read more →

Programming Languages: Which Should I Learn?

December 5, 2018

Interested in learning to code? Determining which of the many languages to learn can be challenging, but we’re here to help! For our potential career changing students: we encourage making a list of companies you ideally would like to work for and research what language they hire for.  However, once you learn one language, it’s Read more →

Mastering the Coding Bootcamp Interview

November 20, 2018

You’ve done it. After weeks of careful research and planning you’ve finally completed your application to a coding bootcamp and taken the next step on your journey to a career in tech. But as you finally build up the courage to hit submit, you can’t help but think: “what’s next?” While the application is an Read more →

Employer Highlight: CBI

November 13, 2018

CBI, Cyber Security Solutions has been a great part of our Employer Network.  CBI has extended offers to both Front End and Back End Grand Circus students.  CBI puts an emphasis on hiring those that are effective problem solvers and communicators.  On top of attending our Demo Days, CBI has conducted a company Info Session Read more →

From Retail Associate to Software Developer, Meet Adam

November 7, 2018

Now a Software Developer at Magic Wrighter, Adam Tasma came to Grand Circus after working in retail.  Adam is now an engaged alum with Grand Circus, but stuck out to us even before he was a bootcamper! Adam made a point to prepare himself for the challenges of a bootcamp, through learning as much as Read more →

Alumni Wisdom Series: Dispelling Tech Industry Misconceptions

October 30, 2018

Breaking into tech: it’s no small thing. Bootcamp is a great way to prepare for that first job as a developer, but as the saying goes, the more you know, the more you don’t know. In other words—there’s always more to learn! Our most successful coding bootcamp students are those who do their research about Read more →

Employer Highlight: SolvIT

October 24, 2018

SolvIT is a global technology solutions provider that deliver award winning IT innovations. Whether you need to secure your systems and applications, move to the cloud, or develop a whole new technological tool, SolvIT has the knowledge, resources, and expertise to implement a custom technology solution that meets all of your requirements.  We sat down Read more →

Google Recruiters’ Tips for Job Seekers: Resumes & LinkedIn

October 13, 2018

Google was on site to have their recruiters give their best advice to job seekers during our first Women in Tech Symposium.  Women and men from metro Detroit gathered to hear different speakers and workshops on a wide range of topics. In my final year at U of M, I cannot help but think about Read more →