Jasmine Knight smiling seated at computerStudent Jasmine Knight has worked for women’s and gender studies as a recruitment and outreach assistant through the Ignite program.

Job proposals open for fall and winter Ignite work-study program

Funding applications for the fall 2023 and winter 2024 Ignite work-study program are now open to UWindsor faculty and staff. Supervisors motivated to provide students with the opportunity to gain career-ready skills through experiential learning in the form of on-campus employment are encouraged to apply.

Job proposals can be submitted through Qualtrics with an application deadline of July 5: late applications will not be accepted. Applicants whose positions receive funding will be notified by Aug. 2.

“Hiring a student through the Ignite program not only benefits the student by providing valuable work experience, but also benefits the University by bringing in motivated and innovative individuals eager to contribute to the campus community,” says Ronak Doowd, Ignite program co-ordinator.

Supervisors approved for Ignite funding will be reimbursed up to $2,000 for a two-term position or $1,000 for a single-term position. Students currently working in the summer 2023 semester may remain in the same role if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria listed on the Ignite website. Employers must still submit a job proposal and be approved if they intend to extend a student’s position into the fall and winter terms.

If you are new to Ignite, join one of the Ignite proposal sessions on Friday, June 15, at 10 a.m. or Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. for a 20-minute presentation about the program and a 40-minute question-and-answer period.

The Ignite work-study program is co-ordinated by Career Development and Experiential Learning, part of the Office of Experiential Learning unit, in partnership with Student Awards and Financial Aid for the fall and winter semesters.

Doowd welcomes questions at ignite@uwindsor.ca.