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Ignite: Student Information

The University of Windsor’s Work Study Program is now called Ignite and will be facilitated as an exciting experiential learning opportunity for students. The changes made to the program aim to provide you with expanded opportunities to build skills relevant to your career development. 

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Work study is not available during the summer term.

New for 2018-2019!

Ignite will now be facilitated as an inclusive, on-campus employment program that is open to all University of Windsor students (some restrictions apply, see below for details).

How do I participate in Ignite?

Students do not have to apply to work-study anymore. To participate in Ignite, students need to do the following:

Eligibility Criteria

All students who meet the following eligiblity criteria can attend a Launch session:

  • Are in good academic standing
  • Are registered in a minimum course load (60% for domestic and 80% for international)
  • Are not on a co-op work term in the semester you are employed in an Ignite position
  • Do not have a full Graduate Assistantship (graduate students only)

Launch Session Information

Launch sessions will be held weekly starting in late August until early November. They will be held on:

  • Thursday, August 23 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
  • Friday, August 24 from 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Monday, August 27 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Tuesday, August 28 from 9:30am to 11:00am
  • Tuesday, September 4 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 5 from 9:00am to 10:30am
  • Wednesday, September 12 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
  • Friday, September 14 from 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Monday, September 17 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Thursday, September 20 from 9:30am to 11:00am
  • Wednesday, September 26 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Friday, September 28 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Dates and times of the October Launch sessions will be posted by mid-September.

How Do I Sign up For a Launch Session?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do NOT sign up for multiple sessions. Only sign up for the session you plan on attending.

To sign up for a Launch session, log in to mySuccess and follow these instructions:

Step 1: Select “Career” on the blue menu on the left

Step 2: Select “Career Events”

Step 3: Select “View Career Calendar” – make sure you are viewing August, September, or October as the sessions are offered throughout those months

Step 4: Select the date and time slot that works best for you

Step 5: Select “Register for this event” once you are sure this is the date/timeslot you would like to sign up for

A reminder email will be sent to your UWindsor account confirming your registration 24 hours before the event only.

Viewing & Applying to Jobs

Students who meet eligibility criteria and attend a Launch session will be able to view and apply to jobs starting on Tuesday, September 4. 

Although we strive to provide employment opportunities to as many Ignite students as possible, JOBS ARE NOT GUARANTEED.  Success in securing a job depends on your performance during the application and interview process. You are competing with your classmates and other students at the University of Windsor. We cannot guarantee that you will be hired into an Ignite role. As with any job search, it is up to you to secure a position. 

Getting Hired

If you are succesfully hired into an Ignite position, there are some further steps that need to be taken by you and your supervisor:

Complete the full Student Hiring Package and submit it to the Human Resources Department. Once HR processes your Student Hiring Package, you will receive a copy of your UWindsor Employee ID.

Your employer needs to:

Complete the Authorization to Hire a Student form with you & send it to Human Resources

If you already have an employee number, have worked at the University within the past year and there are no changes to your banking information, you are not required to complete the full Student Hiring Package. You must, however, provide your UWindsor Employee # to your employer.

If you already have an employee number but you have not worked at the University for over one year, you must complete the full Student Hiring Package and submit it to Human Resources and provide your UWindsor employee number to your employer.

Your employer needs to:

Complete the Authorization to Hire a Student form with you & send it to Human Resources

Getting Paid

Ensure that you report your hours to your employer at least once a week, unless you are required to sign in and out each time you report to work (determined between yourself and your employer).

Your employer is required to submit your hours to the Payroll Department on a weekly basis on the Work Study - Casual Wage Form available from the Payroll website.

Students are paid by direct deposit to their bank accounts every two weeks as long as hours are reported in a timely manner. Should you change banks or wish to use a different account than on record, send an updated Authorization Agreement for Direct Deposit form to the Payroll Department (4th Floor, Chrysler Hall Tower).

Please be sure to follow-up with your employer to ensure that all deadlines for payroll timesheet submission are met.

I've Been Hired ... Now What?

Once you have an employee number, you’ll have to complete your mandatory Health & Safety and Accessibility training within your first 2 weeks of employment.

Have your Initial Check-In meeting with your employer within your first 2 weeks of employment and establish a personalized development plan. Think critically about the competencies you would like to develop in your role! The form to be completed at your Initial Check-In is available on mySuccess.

Work Study Contact

If you have any questions relating to the Work Study Program, please contact:

Ignite Program Coordinator

Sydney Murray
Career Development & Experiential Learning
Ext. 2577