Our mission is to propel professional growth in an inclusive and dedicated environment by encouraging the general body to thrive in the Innovation Academy.

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Who we are:

  • Innovation Academy Student Ambassadors are IA student leaders involved in a wide range of activities representing UF, the IA Program, and fellow IA students.


What we do:

  • 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

Why it's cool:

  • 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

How you can join:

  • 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
  • Apply during recruitment season

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Becoming an IA Ambassador starts here!

Every year, the IA Ambassadors hold an open recruitment season for any IA student to apply to join. The deadline for Spring 2022 Applications has passed, please email with any questions.