Innovation Academy - University of Florida


What is an IA Ambassador?

Innovation Academy Student Ambassadors are involved in a wide range of activities, including conducting information sessions, coordinating IA visitation days, serving on IA committees, and acting as a liaison between Innovation Academy and IA students, families, and guests. Ambassadors will enhance their leadership abilities, teamwork, and communication skills while serving as an IA Ambassador, in addition to networking with professionals, potential employers, and UF faculty and staff.

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What is an IA Ambassador?

Do you have what it takes to be an IA Ambassador?

Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • Conduct information sessions for prospective students and families
  • Serve as a liaison for guest speakers and workshop leaders
  • Develop, coordinate, and execute all aspects of IA visitation days
  • Complete special projects related to the Innovation Academy
  • Serve on at least one IA committee: Recruitment, Social, etc.
  • Build relationships with students in the IA Program
  • Possess a desire to learn, grow, benefit from, and teach others about the Innovation Academy
  • Maintain professionalism, including responsibility, dependability and punctuality


  • Enhance leadership abilities, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Work with UF staff, current Innovation Academy students, and prospective students & families
  • Broaden IA contacts among UF faculty, staff, students, and administration
  • Opportunities to network with professionals and potential employers


  • Maintain full time student status (minimum of 12 credits in the Spring and Summer semesters)
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 UF GPA
  • Complete at least ONE semester of coursework at UF prior to serving as an ambassador
  • Provide at least a one year (2 enrolled semesters) commitment to the IA Ambassador Program
  • Be in good academic and student conduct standing with the University of Florida
  • Must be enrolled in coursework leading to the successful completion of the Innovation Minor
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, passion and pride for the Innovation Academy

Ambassador Applications

Applicants must be available for an in-person interview on April 9th, 2017, to be conducted between 12pm and 4pm and are expected to attend Staff Training on May.

Interested students must to show a high level of involvement and familiarity with UF and campus resources, pride in the Innovation Academy and aspire to serve as professional role models for the IA program and its members. Ambassadors will receive training and resources to fulfill their role representing this UF signature program.

Application Timeline

March 20th Applications open at 8AM
March 20-28th Ambassador visiting IA classes
March 28th

Info sessions hosted by Advisor Ayesha Mian and IA Ambassadors-

6PM in Beaty Commons

March 30th Applications Close at 11:59PM
March 31st Applications reviewed for Eligibility and Interview Consideration
April 1st Interview Invitations emailed
April 9th Interview held 12pm-4pm on Beaty Classroom
April 13th Selection notification
May 11th Attend First Summer Staff meeting