Gator Career Consultant in Residence

The Gator Career Consultant in Residence program connects current UF Students with alumni and friends of the Gator Nation for mentoring, skill building and networking opportunities. Gator Career Consultant will host interactive professional development activities based on their passions, skills and work experiences. These events are a perfect opportunity for students to ask career related questions, build social capital and explore their career pathways.  

February 2023 Agenda 

Damon Sununtnasuk 

UF Class of  ‘06 

Date in Residence: February 10, 2023 

Damon Sununtnasuk is the founder and CEO of two award winning companies - Natural Cure Labs LLC and Sunt Group LLC. He has an internationally decorated career in health, technology, and entrepreneurial leadership. Damon has led business efforts at several technology companies, including Microsoft, Google, and Samsung in London, Berlin, and Seoul, respectively. Damon’s work and travel has taken him to more than 70 countries across six continents.  

Damon earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Florida and his Master of Business Administration (First-Class Honours) from the University of Cambridge, England. Damon current serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida Alumni Association and lives in Mexico City, Mexico. 

Damon’s Itinerary 

Why am I drinking with my boss? Cultural lessons from working abroad, and how to land a job overseas.  

Feb. 10, 2023 | 10 am – 11 pm 

Career Connections Center – Exploration Room 

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Want to live and work abroad? The strongest companies are those with the strongest cultures, but what happens when culture clashes with your own expectations? Learn what it’s like and what it takes to work with companies from Europe to Asia to Latin America from an expert who’s lived in five countries and traveled to more than 70.  

Living the “4-Hour Workweek” – Entrepreneurship, passive income, and how to start your own business. 

Feb. 10, 2023 | 11 – 12 pm

Career Connections Center – Exploration Room 

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Dreaming of having your own business and working from anywhere? According to Tim Ferris, it’s possible through passive income. Learn how one person did just that and ended up traveling to more than 50 countries in less than five years remotely operating two business.  

Product marketing case study - Experience how to problem solve a real-life client challenge, and how to win consulting deals of your own 

Feb. 10, 2023 | 12 – 1 pm 

Career Connections Center – Exploration Room 

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Do you have the confidence to tell a CEO their pricing and packaging is all wrong? How to approach discovery, structure problem solving, and articulate recommendations to the most influential companies and leaders. In this interactive discussion you will go through a real-life case study from a Fortune 500 consulting expert with client experience at Google, PayPal, and more. Learn best practices, test your own skills, and learn what it takes to offer freelance consulting. 


Glenna Palazzo 

UF Alumna 

Date in Residence: February 9, 2023 

Glenna Palazzo is the President of Black Cat Revenue, a sales consulting firm specializing in strategic sales projects. With a broad range of experiences in business leadership including direct field sales, sales executive leadership, general management and sales operations, Glenna has a documented track record of sales and business success in both tech and non tech industries. In addition, she teaches a sales class at Texas Christian University. Glenna graduated as the Outstanding Female Leader in 1990 with a BS in Public Relations. For graduate school, she served as a Gainesville Rotary Scholar at the Manchester Business School in Manchester, England. Glenna lives in Dallas, has been a full-time working mom to two daughters while also serving on several charity boards.

Glenna’s Itinerary 

Finding Your Voice: Session 1  

Feb. 9, 2023 | 10 - 11 am

Career Connections Center - Exploration Room

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Finding Your Voice: Session 2

Feb. 9, 2023 | 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Career Connections Center - Exploration Room

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Renee Dabbs 

UF Class of  ‘85 

Date in Residence: February 9, 2023 

Renee’s Itinerary TBD