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Julia Moore

Julia Moore

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2012

Senior Analyst at Integrated Insights Consulting Inc.

Finding the Right Door

Harvard grad lets Accelerator show her the way

“I’ll never forget the day I got my acceptance letter to Harvard, and I’ll never forget the day I got my diploma from Harvard,” says Julia Moore.

Though she had gained experience as a marketing and sales intern at Her Campus Media, the psychology major says she didn’t feel “quite ready for a job because I wasn’t sure which job was right for me. I was fortunate enough to have many doors open for me after graduation, but I didn’t know which door to choose.”

As Julia researched pre-business programs, Owen’s Accelerator stood out as her top choice. “It’s not for everyone,” says the Virginia native. “If it is for you, you are one of the luckiest people in the world. Accelerator was the ultimate hands-on experience.”

Julia credits Owen with connecting her to the Nashville-based FLO Thinkery, where she was offered an internship. Interning in Nashville, she says, gave her the opportunity to build her network of talented and creative people in a fast-paced, startup environment.

“Owen helped grow my self-awareness—my strengths, my weaknesses, my goals, and my passions,” Julia says, “so that I can go out into the professional world knowing how to make a small change in the world.” That’s tall praise, coming from a Harvard grad.