Matthew Stelmach

Matthew Stelmach

Class of 2019

In fall 2017, I was stationed at the University of Michigan Naval ROTC Unit while serving as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. I had been planning to transition out of the military and began my Evening MBA at Ross while still in the Marines. With the support of Ross, I began working with a partner to launch a startup. In 2018, I left the Marines to pursue my MBA and work on the startup full time. I transitioned to taking classes during the day to accelerate completion of my MBA and worked closely with the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurship. Also in 2018, I was selected to take part in the Zell Entrepreneurs Program at Ross. This 12-student cohort of entrepreneurs from across the University receives close mentorship, training, and funding in preparation for launching their ventures full time upon graduation. Ultimately, my partner and I decided to fold the startup, but the skills, education, and networks I made at Ross allowed me to secure an internship in Real Estate Acquisitions for the summer of 2019. I plan to recruit full-time in the Fall of 2019 and graduate in December. I hope my story shows you all the opportunities you can take advantage of at Ross within the Evening MBA program. Whether you're looking for a promotion in a current job or a transition to an entirely new industry, the Evening MBA program gives you the flexibility to chart your own course and pursue the career of your dreams. 


Undergraduate Education

United States Naval Academy

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Alumni ambassador
Undergraduate Major
B.S. Economics
Prior Industry
United States Marine Corps