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 →

Employer Highlight: Chameleon Power

April 12, 2018

In today’s fast-moving tech world, it can be difficult for companies to keep up and ensure their technologies match the needs of their customers. Enter Chameleon Power. As an industry leading provider of web and mobile visualization and design technologies, Chameleon Power is helping companies bring their products and services to life. Their work helps Read more →

Why Learn Programming?

March 14, 2018

As a developer, I often get the question: “Why programming?” During my days as a teacher, I rarely looked at a computer during the day, let alone actually use one to solve my daily problems. I found I was encouraging my students to be creative and make things every day, while not having the skills Read more →

For Women in Tech, Mentors Make All the Difference

March 6, 2018

For those not historically included in the tech industry – specifically, women and people of color – mentors that look like them are important factors for individual success. Seeing people who look like you have successful careers in your field can be remarkable and inspiring – it’s proof that success in the tech industry is Read more →

Meet Naomi, Marketing Coordinator turned Software Engineer

February 28, 2018

Update: Naomi is still loving her job as a Junior Software Engineer at Meridian At GC, we get the privilege to watch our students go from little-to-no coding experience to software engineers. No matter what your educational or professional background – a career in programming is possible! We’re excited to continue growing our partnerships with Read more →

Employer Highlight: Pillar

February 14, 2018

Building a talented and diverse tech workforce  is one of our biggest goals at Grand Circus and something that influences all aspects of our company, especially our hiring partners. That’s why we love our friends over at Pillar! A national leader in technology consulting, Pillar has been developing innovative solutions and helping create a more Read more →

Employer Highlight: Accenture

January 29, 2018

Student success is our success. We’re proud to partner with more than 170 employer partners that hire our graduates. As our students begin the job search, we always recommend they research individual companies and establish what kind of business they’d like to work with. In this blog, we’ll take you behind the scenes at Accenture. Read more →