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Community First: [Remotely] Supporting You During This Time

March 24, 2020

Here at Grand Circus, we’ve creatively embraced chaos and change since our start. It’s one of our core values, and our dedication to doing that is even stronger in these unprecedented times. We want our community to know – we’re in this together.  We’re working alongside each of you to connect resources, people and ideas.  Read more →

A New and Improved Career Services Program

September 5, 2019

We believe anyone can be a developer, and have designed a program that not only supports students as they get their first job in tech, but equips them with knowledge that will be used well beyond that first, entry-level position in the industry.  The goal of our coding bootcamps is to ensure every graduate is Read more →

Meet Leslie, from Cafe Cashier to Front-End Developer

August 29, 2019

Leslie Borst joined Grand Circus after years of working in the food service industry. Encouraged by guidance from mentors at GC and beyond, along with the support of the DEVELOP(her) scholarship, Leslie completed the Front-End After-Hours bootcamp in December of 2018. Now in her role as a Software Developer at Grid LLC, she pursues her Read more →

Grand Circus 2018 Outcomes Report

August 15, 2019

It’s here! The 2018 Outcomes Report.  We’re excited to present to you the Grand Circus 2018 Outcomes Report.  At Grand Circus we know that joining a coding bootcamp is a big time and financial commitment. Transparency is important to us and future students. To help ensure incoming students understand the opportunities available with the support Read more →

From Customer Service Agent to Developer, Meet Roger

July 10, 2019

Roger is a true creative. After graduating from a Grand Circus bootcamp in Grand Rapids, he continued to learn, network and work on side projects until he was hired as a full-stack web and mobile app developer at Kyros Digital.  He’s also a talented musician who loves rock and roll and playing the guitar. So Read more →

A Day in the Life of a Coding Bootcamp Student

May 21, 2019

The idea of getting back in a classroom setting can be daunting, but the Grand Circus learning team works hard to make sure the classroom can be a successful and positive environment for each bootcamp student.  Many of our students are changing their careers and will need time to adjust being back in the classroom. Read more →

From High School Math Teacher to Software Engineer, Meet Spencer

May 1, 2019

Throughout Grand Circus’ six years, we’ve had students from a range of backgrounds join coding bootcamps. One profession that consistently does well in our programs is teachers. These individuals come to us with a growth mindset, adaptability, excitement and passion for tech, and readiness to help others in their cohort. Spencer is a great example Read more →

Employer Highlight: United Shore

April 4, 2019

United Shore has become an influential part of our Grand Circus Employer Network and family.  Throughout the years, our partnership with United Shore has grown and evolved, and we’ve loved watching so many of our grads start flourishing careers there. In fact, an amazing 60+ Grand Circus graduates have started their careers in tech with Read more →

Start Learning to Code for Free with Grand Circus

March 26, 2019

This blog post was guest written by Amanda Littleton, a digital marketer in Greater Grand Rapids.    If you’ve been hesitant to learn code because you thought courses would be like stepping onto the set of Silicon Valley, then set that fear aside. There are no coding sprints where everyone in the room is frantically writing JavaScript Read more →

When You’re Here, You’re Family: The Culture of Grand Circus

March 19, 2019

Everyone knows that “Workplace Culture” is all the rage these days.  Culture is a buzzword used to apply to businesses and their values, attitudes and more –– describing the overall experience an employee would be expecting when coming into the work environment. However, “culture” is a little bit different when it comes to a bootcamp Read more →