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.

Interested in contacting an IA Ambassador? Meet the ambassador team here.


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
  • 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

Award Winning Innovation Ambassadors

Every year UF’s Student Activities and Involvement recognizes an outstanding ambassador organization dedicated to showcasing their program, department, or college within the University. Through community outreach and commitment to the program, the Innovation Academy Ambassadors stood out among all campus ambassadors to win the Outstanding Ambassador Organization Award in 2017.