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Become an Illini Transfer Ambassador!

2021 ITA team photo

What is an Illini Transfer Ambassador (ITA)?

An Illini Transfer Ambassador (ITA) is a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign undergraduate transfer student that plans and implements orientation, academic, and social programming for new transfer students. ITAs assist, advise, and support New Student Programs (NSP) with various events such as Fall and Spring Transfer Orientations, G.R.I.T., social events and service programs. Our mission is to provide a space for incoming transfer students to have a community where they can thrive. As leaders and mentors, we hope to help transfer students utilize campus resources to benefit them during their transition to campus.

What you need to be an Illini Transfer Ambassador (ITA)?

  • Be a UIUC transfer student
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and keep a semester GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with UIUC
  • Have a positive attitude, be flexible, and desire to help others
  • Must be available for weekly ITAs meetings (currently on Tuesdays from 7-9 pm).
    • The first meeting will be March 22, 2022 – tentative.
  • Must complete all application requirements*
    • Informational session is a prerequisite to applying and being interviewed.

What you will gain from the ITA Experience?

  • Relationships with new transfer student and peers
  • Exposure to multiple aspects of program planning
    • Preparation, marketing, hiring, execution, etc.
  • Leadership and public speaking development
  • A yearlong experience of fun memories!

What you will do through the ITA Experience?

  • Welcome new transfer students to the University of Illinois Transfer Community
  • Provide new transfer students with information and resources on campus
  • Advise New Student Programs (NSP) with the future of the Illinois Transfer Experience
  • Be a mentor to assigned transfer students through our Leading Illini Transfers (LIT) program
  • Plan and execute orientation programs and social events including Fall and Spring orientations, G.R.I.T., service programs, recruitment, and more!

How to apply

Learn more about the ITA position by attending an ITA information session:

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022
    6-7 pm CST
    Wohlers Hall Room 130
  • Monday, February 7, 2022
    6-7 pm CST
    Wohlers Hall Room 130
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    6-7 pm CST
    Virtual – Zoom link will be posted on social media

The ITA 2022 application is due Sunday, February 13 by 11:59 pm. Please review the ITA information packet (pdf) to learn about the application process.

A confirmation email will be sent to candidates no later than Friday, February 18 providing detailed information about interviews. Tentatively, group interviews are Tuesday, February 22 from 6-8 pm CST and individual interviews are Wednesday, February 23 which you will receive a specific time between 6-8 pm CST.

Application is now closed.

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