Are you interested in social impact, entrepreneurship & innovation, or public service? The Big Ideas Contest, open to all campuses of the University of California system, is seeking highly-motivated students interested in social impact and entrepreneurship to serve as Big Ideas “Innovation Ambassadors.” Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have about the role.
Highly-motivated students interested in social entrepreneurship or innovation, able to take initiative and work independently on their respective campuses. Prior leadership or outreach experience preferred. Both upper level undergraduate and graduate students will be considered. (You can find the list of last year’s Big Ideas 2020 Innovation Ambassadors HERE.)
Innovation Ambassadors work with students, professors, and key entrepreneurial centers and the Big Ideas team to foster and engage the social innovation network on their respective campuses. The goal is to provide aspiring student entrepreneurs with a platform and the resources necessary to transform their innovative ideas into promising social ventures.
Each UC System campus will have at least one designated Innovation Ambassadors (IAs) responsible for outreach, event organization, advising, and research. IAs will receive personalized training and ongoing support and guidance from the Big Ideas team based at UC Berkeley. The role will take place from early September through mid-December, with an expected 10 hours per week commitment. A virtual training will be organized in early to mid-September to kick off the program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning May 31, 2021.
The IA role consists of the following workstreams: