Alumni Wisdom Series: Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Coding Bootcamp

July 17, 2018

You’re gearing up for bootcamp—you’ve taken classes, passed unit one and made sure your technical bases are covered. But, have you thought about how to prepare for life outside of bootcamp as well? Joining a coding bootcamp is a big commitment, but one worth the time and financial investment. It requires support from others, solid Read more →

Grand Circus 2017 Outcomes Report

June 26, 2018

Curious what life after a coding bootcamp looks like? Or who Grand Circus students are? We’re excited to introduce you to our 2017 Outcomes Report that includes more on that! Since 2015, Grand Circus has released an outcomes report that outlines how soon after graduation our students are finding their first careers in IT,  graduates’ salary information Read more →

From Customer Service Specialist to Developer, Meet Tori

June 2, 2018

A single mom looking for ways to make life for her family better, Tori was drawn to tech by notoriously flexible schedules and the lack of need for formal computer science training. Tori graduated from the C# .NET Bootcamp in June of 2017, and has since landed an internship that lead to a full-time position Read more →

Giving Back After A Bootcamp: How Your Experience Can Help Future Students

May 24, 2018

This piece was written by Erica Freedman, Content Marketing and Client Services Specialist at SwitchUp.org With the amount of tech programs and bootcamps currently available in the market, choosing the right one can prove difficult. To narrow down your choices, you may have looked to sites like SwitchUp, or Quora to read reviews of previous Read more →

Making a Career in Tech Accessible to All. July 2018 Scholarships

May 22, 2018

2018 has already been a busy year for Grand Circus From graduating our 1,000th coding bootcamp student to extending our full-time bootcamps and even launching a new After-Hour Bootcamp,  our team has been working on some major improvements to ensure a career in tech is accessible to everyone. We’ve also been working behind the scenes Read more →

Introducing the Grand Circus Academy

May 15, 2018

What is the problem we’re trying to solve? There will be more than 1 million unfilled computer programming positions by 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Michigan’s tech industry is booming, however, a talent shortage remains a major hindrance to growth. Grand Circus’ vision is to close this talent gap for employers. Read more →

From Acquisition Manager to Java Developer, Meet Michael

May 14, 2018

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 new tech talent. After nearly a decade on the recruitment side of the industry, Michael was Read more →

Announcing our New 26-Week Bootcamp Model: After-Hours

May 10, 2018

“We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is.” ― Arnold Bennett, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day What can you accomplish in 24 hours? In 26 weeks? A lifetime? You spoke, and we listened. Beginning in July 2018, Grand Circus is offering Read more →

Employer Highlight: Spantree

May 3, 2018

Collaboration can often be the key to creativity. That’s why we love getting to know other tech companies making an impact in the industry, like Spantree! A Chicago-based boutique consultancy, the folks at Spantree are lovers of everything data and help companies create software solutions for the web. At our Grand Rapids campus, we recently had 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 →