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

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Meet Lanna, Technical Support Specialist turned Software Engineer

By GC-Marketing | April 2, 2018

Finding a path into tech that is right for YOU is so important to your long-term success in the industry….

From Acquisition Manager to Java Developer, Meet Michael

By GC-Marketing | May 14, 2018

Update: Michael’s career in tech continues to grow. He’s now a Sr Scrum Master/Agile Coach at GE Aviation Working as…

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Giving Back After A Bootcamp: How Your Experience Can Help Future Students

By GC-Marketing | May 24, 2018

This piece was written by Erica Freedman, Content Marketing and Client Services Specialist at With the amount of tech…

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From Customer Service Specialist to Developer, Meet Tori

By GC-Marketing | June 2, 2018

A single mom looking for ways to make life for her family better, Tori was drawn to tech by notoriously…

Alumni Wisdom Series: Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Coding Bootcamp

By GC-Marketing | 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…

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Alumni Wisdom Series: Our Favorite Coding Resources

By GC-Marketing | September 4, 2018

Whether you’re new to programming or already working in tech, coding resources to continue your growth are vital. A coding…

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Alumni Wisdom Series: Feeling Like a Fraud? Tips to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

By GC-Marketing | July 20, 2018

It’s easy to feel intimidated, even when you’ve demonstrated success. A feeling of “I don’t belong” or “I’m not good…

Alumni Wisdom Series: What to do After a Coding Bootcamp

By GC-Marketing | September 19, 2018

Coding bootcamps are designed to train you in the skills necessary to become a software developer. But, what happens after…

Alumni Wisdom Series: Dispelling Tech Industry Misconceptions

By GC-Marketing | October 30, 2018

Breaking into tech: it’s no small thing. Bootcamp is a great way to prepare for that first job as a…

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From Aviation Security Officer to Software Developer, Meet Jasmine

By GC-Marketing | September 27, 2018

At Grand Circus, we’re committed to ensuring the diversity of the tech industry is reflective of our communities. We’re proud…

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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