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People from all walks of life have transformed their careers by attending a Grand Circus bootcamp. Our graduates were once yoga instructors, nurses, academics, teachers, and more. Now they're successful software team leaders, entrepreneurs, software developers, QA analysts, and more at companies large and small.
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.
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From Teacher to Web Developer, Meet Yasmine
Update: Yasmine is now the Admissions and Learning Team Administrator at Grand Circus. One of my favorite parts about working…
Meet Quinn, Small Business Owner turned Software Engineer
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
Update: Kwaku is now a Media Technology Teacher at University Preparatory Academy Middle School. It’s my pleasure to feature Kwaku…
From Teacher to Java Developer, Meet Chelsea Gallagher
Update: Chelsea is now a Client Support Manager at Cirrus Group LLC and goes by Chelsea Kulick. What’s more stressful…
Update: Landall is now an OnSite Software Developer at Detroit Labs. Here at Grand Circus, our family is constantly growing….
From Recruiter to Back-End Developer, Meet Milliza
Update: Milliza is now a Database Developer at United Shore. Milliza joined the Grand Circus family as a Java coding…
From Property Manager to Developer, Meet Shug
Update: Shug is now a Consultant & Developer at Progressive Solutions. Students in each coding bootcamp come from an array…
Meet Melanie, Accountant turned Developer
Update: Melanie is now an Associate Software Developer at Credit Acceptance. When Melanie Myers decided to switch careers she made…
From Tugboat Deckhand to Java Developer, Meet Colton
Update: Colton is now a Software Engineer at Intrepid Control Systems Our students have always come from a diverse set…
Meet Naomi, Marketing Coordinator turned Software Engineer
Update: Naomi is still loving her job as a Junior Software Engineer at Meridian At GC, we get the privilege…
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
After Hours C# .NET Graduate