Why Apply?

"True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing."

- Seneca

Why Join the DC Accelerator?


The Accelerator revitalized my life. Through this program, I found new meaning in my work, optimized my professional and personal habits, and built a community of friends and mentors who call me to be the best I can be every day. I highly recommend the DC Accelerator!

- Meg Gargulinski

Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley





Because of the Accelerator I'm now pursuing what I thought was only a dream: a PhD program! And the friendships and camaraderie built through DCA are priceless.

- Nicholas Callaghan

Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at Hillsdale College





As someone who was already goal-oriented and focused on career development, DC Accelerator provided me with the tools to be able to zero in my long term and short term planning as well as maximize my work day through better scheduling and focus.

- Peter Burns

Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom





DCA provided me with two things I was lacking in a critical point in my career: direction and community. The monthly seminars, coaching sessions, reading assignments, and tools helped me better understand myself. The friendships I made with likeminded people will last well beyond the program's end.

- Alessandra Christiani

Vice President at the Halifax Group





The DC Accelerator program is the ideal framework for those starting in their careers. It provides profound and insightful lessons from seasoned experts to allow for associates to learn from their proven successes. The network of current and past associates comprises emerging leaders across disciplines and industries. Both instructors and fellow associates have challenged me “to be better and to do better.”

- Charles Busch

Business Analyst at AXA XL





The DC Accelerator provided me with a solid self-knowledge foundation, the right tools to design and execute a fruitful professional life project, and the inspiration to build at a scale that transcends the individual self

- Alvaro Franco

Analyst at the World Bank





The DC Accelerator surrounded me with a profoundly formative community of like-minded individuals striving to become the best version of themselves and has sharpened me by simply interacting and learning from this community. The mentorship I received provided clarity and helped me chart a path of personal and professional growth for many years to come. I am extremely grateful for this organization and the group of people committed to making this happen.

- Dan Karns

Academic Programs Specialist at the Institute for Humane Studies