Meet Our Graduates

Meet our graduates who've taken the tech world by storm


grand circus grads who have changed their lives and careers


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Alumni Testimonials

Samantha Mazzola

Prior to my GC bootcamp, I was working as a Senior Digital Marketer focusing on paid social campaigns for automotive OEMs. But a few years ago, a job as a website assistant inspired my aggressive career change into tech. I considered a degree in Computer Science Degree, but didn’t have the money or time for another four-year degree. In my quest, I found a local fast track option at Grand Circus. I was lucky to find employment right after graduation of my bootcamp and had GC as a big name to help me validate my programming certification despite having a non-CS degree.

Samantha Mazzola

Software Developer I

United Shore

Grand Circus Alumni Yasmine Adbulhamid

From Teacher to Web Developer, Meet Yasmine

By GC-Marketing | June 16, 2016

Update: Yasmine is now the Admissions and Learning Team Administrator at Grand Circus.   One of my favorite parts about working…

Quinn Hamilton, a Java bootcamp graduate from Grand Circus

Meet Quinn, Small Business Owner turned Software Engineer

By GC-Marketing | July 7, 2016

I’m super excited about introducing a wonderful Java Bootcamp alumni today, Quinn Hamilton. Quinn is originally from Detroit, and came…

Meet Kwaku, Business Development Associate turned Software Engineer

By GC-Marketing | August 31, 2016

Update: Kwaku is now a Media Technology Teacher at University Preparatory Academy Middle School. It’s my pleasure to feature Kwaku…

Chelsea Gallagher Grand Circus Front-End Alumnus

From Teacher to Java Developer, Meet Chelsea Gallagher

By GC-Marketing | November 4, 2016

Update: Chelsea is now a Client Support Manager at Cirrus Group LLC and goes by Chelsea Kulick.   What’s more stressful…

Meet Grand Circus Alum Landall!

Meet Landall, Career Advisor turned JavaScript Developer

By GC-Marketing | November 15, 2016

Update: Landall is now an OnSite Software Developer at Detroit Labs. Here at Grand Circus, our family is constantly growing….

Meet Milliza!

From Recruiter to Back-End Developer, Meet Milliza

By GC-Marketing | March 23, 2017

Update: Milliza is now a Database Developer at United Shore. Milliza joined the Grand Circus family as a Java coding…

Meet Front-End alum, Shug!

From Property Manager to Developer, Meet Shug

By GC-Marketing | June 21, 2017

Update:  Shug is now a Consultant & Developer at Progressive Solutions.  Students in each coding bootcamp come from an array…

Melanie polaroid

Meet Melanie, Accountant turned Developer

By GC-Marketing | August 14, 2017

Update: Melanie is now an Associate Software Developer at Credit Acceptance. When Melanie Myers decided to switch careers she made…

Coding Bootcamp Alumni Grand Circus

From Tugboat Deckhand to Java Developer, Meet Colton

By GC-Marketing | October 5, 2017

Update: Colton is now a Software Engineer at Intrepid Control Systems Our students have always come from a diverse set…

Meridian Bootcamp Graduate

Meet Naomi, Marketing Coordinator turned Software Engineer

By GC-Marketing | February 28, 2018

Update: Naomi is still loving her job as a Junior Software Engineer at Meridian At GC, we get the privilege…

Alumni Testimonials

Lhea J. Copeland

I always wanted to become a developer, a Black-Girls-Coder, a Women-in-Tech-programmer, because I love science and technology. I decided that it is time to be more than a user, more than a content creator. It’s time to build.

Lhea J. Copeland

Network Engineer

Rocket Mortgage

After Hours C# .NET Graduate

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