Job proposals for 2021-22 Ignite Work Study are being accepted through Qualtrics until Wednesday, July 21. Ignite is a co-curricular experiential learning program that funds part-time jobs at the University of Windsor. It is co-ordinated by Career Development & Experiential Learning in partnership with Student Awards and Financial Aid.
If approved for Ignite funding, supervisors will be reimbursed up to $2,000 for a two-term position or $1,000 for a one-term position. The program is open to all UWindsor students — some restrictions apply; view the Ignite website for details. Applicants whose positions receive funding will be notified by Aug. 27 and students can begin working as early as Sept. 7.
In 2020-21, 463 students were employed through the Ignite program in roles across more than 55 departments on campus. The Ignite Summer 2021 Pilot Program has added an additional 195 student hires so far, with almost two weeks to go until the July 9 hiring deadline.
“About half of the Summer Pilot Ignite students were hired into the same department or role they held as Ignite students in the fall or winter, whereas the other half accessed the program for the first time,” says Kerri Zold, manager of Career Development & Experiential Learning. “Although financial reasons and the opportunity to enhance their resume are the two most-often cited motivators for participating in Ignite, we also gathered from our feedback survey that 80 per cent of respondents feel that Ignite enhanced their academic learning in the classroom.
“We look forward to continuing to support such a wide variety of paid experiential learning opportunities right here on campus.”
Ignite is offering Employer Information Sessions July 7 and 15 and introducing drop-in sessions on July 9 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supervisors are welcome to attend any session, but there are no major changes or updates planned for this year’s program, so those who participated in the past may find the drop-in hours more beneficial, whereas those thinking about participating for the first time would get more out of an information session.
Direct questions to program co-ordinator Avy Maharaj any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.