April 11, 2022


Matt Fergusson

This week Retail You! welcomed guest speaker, Matt Fergusson, store manager for Marshalls in Jacksonville. He spoke about rejection and how the book “Rejection Proof” by Jia Jiang helped him overcome his fear of rejection when he was in undergrad at UF. Matt spoke about how rejection is something we can’t control and that is why it scares people, but if you don’t let rejection scare you it won’t. He emphasized that if you’ve never been rejected you’ve never tried anything new. Matt’s biggest takeaway is whatever your dream is, don’t stop chasing it because someone tells you no. The presentation had students reflect on times when they had to deal with rejection and provided them with tips on how they can change their mindset next time they receive a rejection.