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Grand Circus

Average Rating4.36
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Grand Circus is an online learning institute offering 14-week full-time and 28-week part-time Software Developer bootcamps and a 26-week part-time Data Engineering bootcamp. Students can choose between coding bootcamps covering Full Stack JavaScript or Full Stack C#/.Net. In addition to the coding bootcamps, Grand Circus connects employers with tech talent, and offers advanced workshops, and reskilling and upskilling solutions for companies of all sizes. Workshops ...

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  • William Craft
    Technology Apprentice • Graduate • Detroit
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    Apr 23, 2021
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    Apply yourself and you'll be successful.

    #1 advice I can give as a graduate is in order to get the most out of Grand Circus, you have to put in the effort and take initiative.

    Overall a solid experience though, I had unfortunately started my bootcamp during the pandemic so there was a little disconnect with going virtual. Otherwise, the instructors I had were the best, they're genuinely cared about us and were willing to help even outside of class on their own time. In terms of curriculum it was pretty current technology...
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  • Michael Cooper
    Graduate • Java Bootcamp • Detroit
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    Oct 24, 2020
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    Employment boasts are a lie

    They tell you going in that you can get a good paying job coming out, but the best you will do is an internship, likely unpaid.  They make a huge deal about the final project and demo day, but not a single employer showed up to see any of the projects we spent weeks on. 
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  • Ryan
    Unemployed • Graduate • Full Stack C# .NET Bootcamp (Daytime) • Detroit
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    Aug 21, 2020
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    Not worth the money

    This program is not worth the 11k or whatever tuition is up to now. Can you learn the basics of coding during this class? Yes. Are any of the other things they boast or advertise about true? No. ~90% job placement? No, first of the fine print there is within something like 6 months and second there is no placement you are essentially on your own getting a job. They make blanket statements that they don't expect to get responses to, such as, "if you have 30+ applications out and haven't h...
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  • Tristan Cotter
    Developer • Student • Detroit
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    Apr 03, 2020
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    GRAND Circus

    An extremely useful and helpful bootcamp. Instructors and Career people knew what their stuff, and were always willing to help, be it with a bit of code or an interview. Career people have an interest in seeing you land that position and stay in touch after everything has come to a close, offering tips, interview help and pointing you in the direction of open positions.
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  • Chris
    Student • Java Bootcamp • Detroit
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    Feb 04, 2020
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    Grand Circus Java Bootcamp

    I graduated from Grand Circus in September 2019. I did the full time Java Bootcamp. I was working close by and saw they had an intro to coding class so I took it. Afterwards I thought this could be something I could see myself me doing. I took a weekend Java workshop at Grand Circus just to be sure, and after thought I am definitely all in. I knew that I needed to make a change in my life I was bouncing around job to job and not really using my degree. I was intimidated at first, but Gra...
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  • Cam Couch
    Implementation Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack JavaScript Bootcamp (Daytime) • Detroit
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    May 09, 2019
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    You get what you put in

     

     

     

     

     

    I am 30, I hold a bachelors in business, and have +10 years of management experience.

    I coded as a hobby, and believed that I could make a living doing it. 

    Grand Circus was an amazing experience. It felt like a great work/learning environment, mixed in with a group of learners from different backgrounds that you quickly become close with.

    If you are making the financial investment, ensure that you ar...

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  • Kristy
    Software Developer • Student • Full-Stack C# .NET Bootcamp (After Hours) • Detroit
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    May 07, 2019
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    Grand Circus is worth the time and money

    Going to Grand Circus was one of the best choices I have made in my adult life. I went from staying at home with my kids to working as a software developer. I attended the after hours .Net/C# program.

    The classes were excellent and prepared me for my first job. Our instructor worked as a senior architect during the day, so he knew what was going on in industry and expected a lot of us. There is a lot of work required outside classroom hours and a lot of indepe...

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  • Gabrielle Blackman
    Cloud System Analyst • Graduate • Java Bootcamp • Detroit
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    Mar 11, 2019
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    Software Developer

    I had an awesome experience with Grand Circus Detroit. I attended and graduated from the Java Bootcamp in September 2017. My teacher was Peter Guenther and my TA Alexandra Born were awesome in helping with understanding core Java principles and with working with me on projects. I came to Grand Circus with minimal front-end experience and they pushed me to have an open mindset to challenge myself to become a back-end developer.  Grand Circus gives you all the soft skills you need to achieve...

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  • Andrew
    Software Developer • Graduate • Java Bootcamp • Detroit
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    Feb 03, 2019
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    Highly recommended

    I had a fantastic experience with Grand Circus. I completed the Java full-time bootcamp in 2018. If you’re looking to make a career change, GC can make it happen. I had little coding experience going in (had been through a few online tutorials), but the curriculum at GC is designed to give you everything you need, not just to learn how to code, but how to handle the emotional ups and downs, and how to eventually find a job. For me personally, it was a lot of hard work, but absolutely...

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  • Zaineb
    Graduate • .NET (C#) Bootcamp • Detroit
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    Jun 03, 2018
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    Amazing Bootcamp!

    I loved every aspect of my Bootcamp experience, and would recommend Grand Circus to anyone who has interest in software development. Everyone on the Grand Circus staff team is amazing at their job. They are incredibly passionate, knowledgeable, and supportive. They are always looking out for their students best interest,  and they treat you like family. 

    The instructors and teaching assistants are extremely knowledgeable and willing to help all students to reach their goals.

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  • James Jackson
    Jr Developer • Graduate • .NET (C#) Bootcamp • Detroit
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    Apr 17, 2018
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    2018 q1 graduate James Jackson

    Hey, my name is James Jackson, I graduated the q1 full-time asp.net boot camp and I just wanted to share my experience.  first of all, I came into this boot camp with plenty of programming knowledge, I taught myself front-end technologies for the past 6 months before joining this boot camp.  that being said I still felt like on the education front, my teacher did a good job keeping me challenged.  we would start the day 9 am, do some class code review then learn a new topic then we were pr...

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  • Alex
    Mobile Developer • Graduate • Java Bootcamp • Detroit
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    Mar 23, 2018
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    Java Back-End Bootcamp

    Grand Circus was an incredible experience where I picked up innumerable technical and life skills. The crew at Grand Circus go over and beyond to make sure that you feel comfortable with the material you're learning and provide every thing you may need to be successful in finding your future job.

    In addition to the technical training, we also had Soft Skills seminars where we took the time to learn how to present ourselves as practicing professionals covering topics such as linked...

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Jess Feldman
Published March 01, 2022
Course Report · February 2022 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup After months of reporting about federal funding for short-term programs, it looks like the next step has been made to open up Pell grants to training programs like bootcamps. We’re covering the debate among bootcamps about the benefits (and challenges) of publishing alumni job outcomes. Learn more about February’s largest acquisi...
Jess Feldman
Published September 29, 2021
Course Report · Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup - September 2021 Happy Fall! With the kick-off of a new academic year, we saw more buzz about the value of attending college versus a coding bootcamp as major industries drop the college degree requirement. Large online college-bootcamp program management companies like 2U and Wiley released their first transparency reports, and ...
Liz Eggleston
Published September 13, 2021
Course Report · Was Borrowing an Ascent Loan Worth it For Liam? One of the most popular questions we hear at Course Report is “how do I pay for a coding bootcamp?” and we know that ~20% of bootcampers use a 3rd party loan. One of the most popular of these lending partners is Ascent Funding (previously called Skills Fund). So on today’s podcast, we’ve got a special guest – Liam Boll – who...
Jess Feldman
Published August 27, 2020
  Course Report · August 2020 Coding Bootcamp News Over $100M was invested in coding bootcamps this August! We cover those fundraises and why coding bootcamps are looking so appealing to investors these days. This month, we also saw new research about the rising interest in gap years and the demand for upskilling, and how coding bootcamps are uniquely positioned to meet both of those ne...
Jess Feldman
Published June 18, 2020
While some tech companies like Slack and Apple have shared that ~7-8% of their US workforces identify as LGBTQ, visibility for LGBTQ+ folks in the tech industry remains a struggle. Diversity in entrepreneurship and in the workplace is essential – it ensures different perspectives and experiences are represented within a team and encourages new ideas and better problem-solving. With 700,000 te...
Jess Feldman
Published May 28, 2020
  Course Report · May 2020 Coding Bootcamp News While the global pause on life-as-we-know-it continued through May, we continued to see coding bootcamps taking extraordinary action to meet the needs of those who are unemployed or underemployed due to COVID-19. May was also abuzz with ideas on how to reskill a workforce through partnerships with bootcamps, and plenty of advice for those ...
Liz Eggleston
Published March 17, 2020
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there!...
Imogen Crispe
Published August 29, 2019
Coding bootcamps are ramping up as we get closer to fall – in August we published our latest market growth report (23,000 grads expected in 2019), Flatiron School acquired a cybersecurity bootcamp, and companies like LinkedIn and JPMorgan Chase hired bootcamp graduates! We chat about the history of income share agreements, coding bootcamps for social good, women in tech, and companies hir...
Imogen Crispe
Published May 01, 2019
Each month, the Course Report team rounds up the most interesting bootcamp industry news that we read and talked about in our office. In April, we were showered with a ton of exciting fundraising and acquisition news, ISAs (income sharing agreements) continued to be a hot topic, and coding bootcamps began getting approved for a new veterans program called VET TEC. We also saw some great d...
Liz Eggleston
Published March 29, 2019
  Our News Alerts were non-stop this month (and not just because Karlie Kloss is a new judge on Project Runway). Fullstack Academy was acquired in a deal worth potentially ~$50M, 3 pieces of legislation made their way through Congress, and 9 new bootcamps launched (don’t worry, we added them to Course Report). Bootcamp Alumni in the News Built in Chicago highlights 4 women who have ach...

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Grand Circus costs around $11,750.

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