All Posts By Jennifer Cline:

There are Many Paths into Tech. Which is Right for You?

August 20, 2019

Careers in tech are among the fastest growing in the nation. All industries are the tech industry  –– from health care to banking, virtually all companies need tech talent. This results in a ton of career opportunities in a wide range of fields, and software development skills continue to be one of the nations’ most Read more →

Invest in Yourself: We’re always making improvements, and you can, too!

July 30, 2019

Over the last six years, Grand Circus has worked closely with the tech community to train and graduate more than 1,500 students. Our community, offerings and collaborations with the tech industry have grown exponentially in this time, and so has our commitment to ensuring these opportunities are obtainable for anyone interested in them.  As of Read more →

Employer Highlight: Quicken Loans

August 13, 2018

When preparing for a new job, it is always important to make sure your training and experience matches the needs of your future employer. That is especially true in the tech world, as companies are looking for developers that can begin making an impact and adding value to their team from day one. In order Read more →

From Acquisition Manager to Java Developer, Meet Michael

May 14, 2018

Update: Michael’s career in tech continues to grow. He’s now a Scrum Master at Owens Corning!  Working as an acquisition manager, Michael Riley saw firsthand the rapid growth the tech industry has to offer. Michael worked closely with technical teams to recruit developers, and got a behind-the-scenes view at what companies look for when hiring Read more →

How to Earn a Career in Tech

April 25, 2018

The tech industry is growing rapidly. By 2024, careers in computer-programming will increase by 27%. That’s four times more growth than the job market as a whole, according to the U.S. Labor of Bureau Statistics. Careers in software development are also among the highest paying, with local coding bootcamp grads making an average salary of Read more →

From Tugboat Deckhand to Java Developer, Meet Colton

October 5, 2017

Update: Colton is now a Software Engineer at Intrepid Control Systems Our students have always come from a diverse set of backgrounds, but this was a first! Colton was a student in our October 2016 Java Bootcamp cohort who changed his career from deckhand in Charlevoix to developer. Even though Colton graduated back in December Read more →

Women in Tech: DEVELOP(her) Scholarship and Bootcamp Field Notes

August 23, 2017

While there were dozens of men who invented, improved and created the first computers, women were an essential and fundamental part of the development of modern programming. Today women are a presence the tech industry sorely lacks and sorely needs. Each of us is fighting a whirlwind of career and job challenges that are often Read more →

Startup Spotlight: Jewel

June 28, 2017

  Living in Detroit comes with all sorts of little-known perks. For instance, hearing about up-and-coming Detroit startups before the rest of the world. One such startup is Jewel. Founder Andrew Landau developed a clever way to connect luxury retail with online shopping, while saving shoppers money. Plus, he donates 1% of sales back to Read more →

From Property Manager to Developer, Meet Shug

June 21, 2017

Update:  Shug is now a Consultant & Developer at Progressive Solutions.  Students in each coding bootcamp come from an array of backgrounds, professions and life experience. This classroom composition creates a supportive environment for all of our students, and allows the uniqueness of each student really shine. I’m excited to be doing this blog feature Read more →