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Ignite Student

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. 

Resources for Hired Students

New for 2019-2020

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 attend a Launch Session to view jobs on mySuccess. To participate in Ignite, all students who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to view and apply to jobs on mySuccess starting on September 3, 2019 at 10am. Launch Sessions will only be required for students who are hired into an Ignite position. 

Eligibility Criteria

All students who meet the following criteria can apply to jobs:

  • Be in good academic standing (cumulative average of 60% or higher and not be on academic probation);
  • Be registered in a minimum course load (60% for domestic; 80% for international; 40% for students with a documented permanent disability);
  • Not be on a co-op work term in the semester they are employed in an Ignite position.
  • Students cannot work more than 24 hours a week on campus and students with a GA are limited to 100 hours of work per semester.
  • After being hired into an Ignite position, students are to attend a mandatory one-hour Launch Session facilitated by CDEL within the first two weeks of their start date.
  • Students are only allowed to hold one Ignite position per year

If there are extenuating circumstances that have affected your eligbility criteria, please contact to discuss.

Launch Session Information

Students do not need to attend a Launch Session to view positions on mySuccess. Students who are hired into an Ignite position will be required to attend a Launch Session within the first two weeks of their start date. 

Step 1: To Sign up, login mySuccess

Step 2: Select "Career" on the blue menu on the left

Step 3: Select "Career Events"

Step 4: Select "View Career Calendar"

Step 5: Select the "Ignite Launch Session" event that works best for you

Step 6: Select "Register for this event"


Viewing & Applying to Jobs

Students who meet the eligibility criteria stated above are encouraged to apply to jobs starting on January 2, 2020 at 10:00am.

You can view the available jobs by following these steps:

1. Log into mySuccess under "students"

2. On the menu located on the left hand side, select "Ignite-Work Study"

3. Select "View all job postings"

These steps will bring you to the list of available positions for Winter 2020. 

Individual job postings will list the required documents needed for your application. Supervisors requested documents can include Resume, Coverletter, Interview Stream and Schedule of Availability. 

Each job posting will also have instructions for apply: apply through mySuccess, email supervisor or apply in-person. Please ensure you read the application procedure!




The Career Development & Experiential Learning Office, can assist you with your resume writing, coverletter and interview skills. Consider attending a workshop, making an appointment or visit our drop-in hours and speak with a Career Peer Advisor anytime from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. We are located in the Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, Suite 100. 

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. 

Ignite 2019-2020 Timeline

Fall 2019

Job Open: September 3

Jobs Close: November 1

Last Day to Work: December 23

Winter 2020

Job Open: January 2

Jobs Close: February 24

Last Day to Work: April 17

Note: Ignite is not available in the summer.

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

Getting Paid

Ensure that you report your hours to your supervisor every 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 Time Sheet - Ignite (Work Study) 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 time sheet submission are met.

I've Been Hired ... Now What?

You are required to attend a Launch Session within the first two weeks of your start date. 

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 supervisor 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! 

Check-In Information

The check-ins are career conversations that you will have with your supervisor where you will discuss goals, skill development, and how things are going so far in your role. The check-ins aim to help you develop a positive relationship with your supervisor that is built on good communication, intentional goal setting, and reflection.

Check-In Instructions

Initial Check-In

To be completed within the first 2 weeks of your employment

You will complete 1 form with your student(s).

There are 5 questions in total on the form. Discuss these questions at a meeting with your supervisor. Sign the form and email it to .

Midpoint Check-In

To be completed in January 2020 for students working in the fall and winter term

(**students working in the fall term or winter term only do not have to complete this **)

You will complete 1 form with your supervisor. There are 6 questions in total on the form. You will complete questions 1-3 on you own, and questions 4-6 at an in person meeting with your Supervisor.

At your meeting with your supervisor, discuss the topics listed in questions 4-6 and they will write down their answer to the question in the box provided.

Sign the form and have your student email it to

Final Check-In

To be completed within the last 2 weeks of your employment

There are 2 forms that need to be submitted for your student's Final Check-In: a Performance Evaluation (done by Supervisor) and a Final Reflection (done by you).

Your Supervisor will complete a performance evaluation for you and review it with you at an in-person meeting. Both you and your Supervisor will sign the form to indicate that you have discussed the results of their evaluation.

You will email a signed copy of their evaluation to

Students will complete a Final Reflection on their own on Qualtrics after their performance evaluation. They do not have to print or fill out anything on paper; it will be done completely online. Their Final Reflection should take place after your performance evaluation.



Have Questions?

Please contact our Program Coordinator:

Samantha DesRosiers 

519-253-3000 ext. 2577