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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grand circus grads who have landed tech jobs, post-bootcamp

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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

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From Ecologist to Web Developer, Meet Andre Otte

By GC-Marketing | March 12, 2020

If you’re looking to jumpstart your career in tech, there are many paths possible; self-learning, a computer science degree or…

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From Snowboard Instructor to Full-Stack Software Developer, Meet Matthew Rhadigan

By GC-Marketing | May 1, 2020

Technology is constantly changing. Even the most experienced software developers continue learning to stay updated on the latest programming techniques….

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From Pizza Delivery Guy to Team Lead, Tyler Chats Tech Life 4 Years After Graduation

By GC-Marketing | April 15, 2020

The journey into tech is different for everyone; that’s part of the reason coding bootcamps have become such an effective…

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From the Medical Industry to Tech, Meet Lauren Mooney

By GC-Marketing | April 21, 2020

When you’re here, you’re family; it’s one of our core values here at Grand Circus. While it might be borrowed…

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After the Bootcamp: A Day in the Life of a Bootcamp Alum

By GC-Marketing | September 3, 2015

Update: Antonella now works for Grand Circus as a Java Instructor. An entrepreneur at heart, Antonella joined our Java Bootcamp…

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Student Spotlight: Alex Bozinovic

By GC-Marketing | January 14, 2016

Update: New workshops are being offered and you can find them here.   Alex took our Intro to Web Development Course…

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What You Can Learn at Grand Circus: A Student Spotlight

By GC-Marketing | December 7, 2015

Update: New workshops are being offered and you can find them here.   Ever wonder what our students are able to…

Four Years in Tech with Alexis Marien: From Truck Driver to Software Engineer at GE Aviation

By GC-Marketing | August 4, 2020

Like all of our students, Alexis Marien dedicated herself to the coding bootcamp, learning a new skill and preparing for…

From GIS Technician to Software Developer, Meet Jessa

By GC-Marketing | June 29, 2020

Joining a coding bootcamp is often a life-changing experience for students. Bootcamps go beyond teaching the technical knowledge necessary to…

From Teacher to Coder and Beyond: Navigating a Career in Education & Tech with Shanita Scott

By GC-Marketing | February 9, 2021

Shanita Scott’s path to Grand Circus was similar to many of our students, which is to say, completely unique and…

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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