Thursday, April 21, 2011

Meet the Class - Matt S.

One of the unique attributes of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program is the network of students who make up our program. Our class will take every course together during our tenure here at UCF and we will work on countless group projects and collaborative efforts. As a result of our shared interests in the business of sport, a natural team camaraderie is formed. However, our team is composed of people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and ambitions. We offer profiles of class members to give you an idea as to the type of people who make up our program, individuals who collectively will be leaders in sport and society and will be teammates for life.

Name: Matthew Stull

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

Undergraduate School & Major:
Accounting at the University of South Florida

Past Sports Industry Experiences:
My past sports industry experiences is limited to the time I spent as a student-athlete. While at the University of South Florida I was a member of the baseball team for 4 years.

Current G.A. or Sports Industry Related Internship/Job:
*Graduate Assistant for the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS)

Reasons for Choosing the DeVos Program:
I chose the DeVos program because it is truly unique. It is definitely attractive because of the two master level degrees and the connection to the Orlando Magic. However no other school in the country places the amount of emphasis on community service as the program does. Being able to be a top 5 sports management program and maintain this focus on community service is truly special and something I value deeply.

Future Career Ambitions (1 to 2 sentences):
I would love to be an Athletics Director at a division one university. My background and passion for collegiate sport fuels my desire to continue to be a part of amateur sports.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose and why?
I would choose the ability to fly. Being able to soar through the air would be an amazing feeling.

If you had the opportunity to interview anyone dead or alive, who would you choose and what would you most want to know?
I would like to interview Roberto Clemente, a truly transcendent figure whose impact went much further than the baseball diamond. I would love to sit down with the man who had a profound impact on America’s pastime. I would want to know what his opinions were on the current state of Major League Baseball.

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