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 →

Which Path to Tech 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 in-demand 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 →

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 →

10 Things to Know About the .NET Framework

July 22, 2019

If you are considering becoming a .NET developer through our .NET (C#) Development Bootcamp, here are 10 things to know about the language you should know before you embark on our bootcamp: 1. I heard that .NET was only for Windows or PC users. Is that true? Not anymore! Thanks to .NET Core, a set 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 →

Job Search Statistics

April 27, 2019

Sometimes when you’re looking for a job, it can feel like success is all around you but somehow just beyond your reach. Over 89% of our 1,600+ graduates have secured employment in tech and we know you can, too. Here are some stats to keep you motivated and say hey, you’re not alone. And remember Read more →