Announcing our Rising TIDE Project

August 29, 2018

This blog post was written by Kelsey Perdue, our Grand Rapids Assistant Campus Director. I believe that solid, rewarding careers make for happier people, stronger families and better communities. And I believe these kinds of careers should be accessible to everyone, regardless of background. I joined Grand Circus in 2017 because they believe the same Read more →

Career Services at Grand Circus

August 28, 2018

It is no secret that there is a severe tech talent shortage in the ever expanding Michigan market. Grand Circus’ mission is to close this talent gap for employers, beginning with our Career Services.     So, you’ve decided to take the next step in your career by starting a bootcamp at Grand Circus. How do you Read more →

Unit 1: What Is It? How Can I Be Successful?

August 23, 2018

Hi there! I’m Yasmine and I manage the Unit 1 process here at Grand Circus. The admissions process here at Grand Circus has multiple steps and Unit 1 is just one of them! There are several ways applicants can prepare to be successful before and during the Unit 1 process.

Step by Step: Becoming a Coding Bootcamp Student

August 17, 2018

Wondering how to start the journey into one of Grand Circus’ Coding Bootcamps?  This blog is your step by step guide for success as a Coding Bootcamp Student at Grand Circus. Step 1: FREE Intro to Coding Workshop

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 →

A Complete Resource Guide to a Career in Technology

July 31, 2018

Are you looking to get into a career in technology? Since opening our doors in 2013, Grand Circus has trained over 1,500+ people from all types of backgrounds as they push forward to a career in technology. After graduating, we maintain one of the best placement rates in the country as 89.1% get jobs in Read more →

Introduction to GitHub (Video Series)

If you’re excited to be a programmer, you’ll need to know how to use version control. Don’t know what version control is? Check out this blog post to learn more. You’ll also want to learn the latest and greatest tools available to make you a more effective developer. Git and GitHub have transformed web-development workflow and Read more →

5 Misconceptions About Hiring a Coding Bootcamp Graduate

July 23, 2018

The most daunting challenge for companies today – acquiring and retaining skilled talent. We are in the middle of a digital transformation with companies from all industries investing more in technology. According to a report by PWC titled The Talent Challenge, “HR has much to prove” with 66% of CEOs surveyed stating that they felt Read more →

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 →