Riipen's experiential learning technology supports students and young professionals, educators, and companies through real-world industry project experiences.
Students, Graduates & Young Professionals
Riipen is helping learners across the globe overcome graduate underemployment and bridge the skills gap. If you can't land a job because you don't have experience, but don't know how to access or gain that experience... we hear you!
Through Riipen students are able to collaborate and engage with organizations through real-world, educator-supervised, in-class industry projects in the courses they are taking as part of their post-secondary studies. Gone are the days of dated textbook case studies on fake companies with no real-world application.
Riipen also works to serve young professionals and life-long learners outside of our partner institutions. You can also visit the Riipen platform to browse and complete small skill-based challenges hosted by employers for a chance to land work placement or employment opportunities.
Connecting with organizations through Riipen will allow you to build your professional network, gain practical work experience, validate your skills, land employment opportunities, and earn prizes for completing deliverables.
All of your verified skills and experiences will be captured in your Riipen portfolio and can be featured on the social networks of your choosing or shared with prospective employers.
Educators & Academic Institutions
Through Riipen educators and academic administrators are able to effectively scale work-integrated learning (W.I.L) or experiential learning initiatives within their institution.
On Riipen, educators in the classroom can easily launch and manage in-class experiential learning projects. Using the platform, educators can easily manage students, industry partners, and in-class project progress through our user-friendly dashboard.
Whether you have past experience with project-based learning or this is your first time considering an experiential learning project, we have you covered. If you're looking for proven real-world assignment templates that appeal to industry, our Experiences Library has over 3,000 examples of projects happening in the classrooms of our many partner institutions.
For administrators, get a bird's eye view of all experiential learning initiatives happening within your institution. Track the outcomes and easily measure the true impact of your experiential learning initiatives with Riipen reporting.
Using our skills registry, you'll receive external assurances of learning to understand where student skill development is strong and where it's lacking to help improve your curriculum, get your graduates hired, and improve enrollment.
Companies, Nonprofits & Small Business
Through Riipen employers and organizations of all shapes and sizes can gain a substantial competitive advantage. Our platform makes participating in short-term project-based experiences easy to manage and scale within your organization.
Insights. By interacting with students and graduates through real-world experiences, you're able to crowdsource insights that can help you accomplish more and grow your business.
Brand exposure. Whether it's a full class of hungry students or a small group of specialized student consultants, your brand will be top of mind throughout the entire project experience. Supplement their learning by teaching them about your business and you might just create brand advocates for life.
Skill-based hiring. Every experience a student completes is another data point you as an employer can trust to help ensure you're bringing in the right talent. Riipen allows you to evaluate student performance based on employer-verified hard and soft-skills that you can feed into your Riipen talent funnel for future hiring opportunities.
Corporate Social Responsibility. Feel good about your efforts in supporting student skill development. Through Riipen you're actively contributing to your local community and helping reshape the way students of the future transition into the workforce.
Experiences Library & Templates
Riipen's Experience Library is your one-stop to accessing project-based opportunities available in your area. You'll find educator assignment templates, company challenges and scope ideas, content highlighting experiential learning best practices, and more.
Milestones, Notifications & Chat
Riipen's in-app tools make managing your project engagements seamless for all participating. Keep track of progress, set due date reminders and milestones, keep communication organized, and manage project responsibilites and accountability all in one spot.
Student Skills Registry & Portfolios
Every Riipen Experience a learner participates in, whether it be an in-class project or public challenge, is tied to employer-verified skill ratings and feedback -- helping educators improve student skill development, organizations vet the right talent, and students showcase their skills.
Experience Matching Engine
Whether you're a learner, educator, or organization, our technology platform and dedicated success team work to ensure we connect you to the right experiences at the right time. Let's innovate together.
50% of the global workforce will be made up by Millennials by 2020 (PwC, 2016). How can the academic community increase support around critical skill development today to ensure their successful transition tomorrow?
89% of North American managers agree that students aren't graduating with the skills they need to successfully transition into the workforce (Accenture, 2015). What scalable opportunities can organizations provide today's learners to help them succeed in their chosen profession?
25 students for every 1 work placement opportunity in North America (Deloitte, 2016). It's time we improve upon and look beyond the standard co-op and internship model to ensure our youth gain the right experience.
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15,000+ real-world industry project experiences created for students and graduates to-date by Riipen
10,000+ employers and organizations connected to Riipen looking to engage, support, and gain insights from learners and young professionals
150+ academic institutions across the globe collaborating with Riipen to improve learning outcomes for their students
"We like getting our tech challenges in front of lots of people so using the Riipen platform was a great way to filter through the most stellar individuals. Their tool definitely helped prime our pipeline to get more of the right candidates through the doors."
Director of Software Engineering - Microsoft
"My experience with Riipen has been extremely pleasant. They found great industry partners for my students and they were very responsive every step of the way. As an instructor, I feel reassured that my class will be enhanced by these real-world experiences."
Agribusiness Instructor - State University of New York at Cobleskill
"As a student, there is nothing more frustrating than sending off hundreds of generic resumes that don't show off what you can really do. Riipen lets students walk the walk and really show companies just how valuable they are."
Graduate - University of British Columbia: Sauder School of Business
"Riipen projects are a great way for students to showcase their abilities, skills and creative ideas through innovative projects hosted by the employer. This is definitely the way of the future!"
Senior Recruitment Manager - JOEY Restaurant Group
“Working with Dana and the team at Riipen has been a great opportunity to bring experiential learning experiences into the classroom. By connecting students with companies, it has enhanced the Brand Audit Group Project in the marketing course that I teach to 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate students. The students now have direct access to a company contact, they have the opportunity to interact with industry experts and they gain valuable feedback on their work from the employer."
Retail Management Instructor - Ryerson University
"So I had a conference call with the team over at MyPackage this morning... They are taking me on board to do social media work! Couldn't be more stoked to have the opportunity to be working with such a cool brand. I love Riipen."
Graduate - University of Victoria: Gustavson School of Business
"Riipen is a win-win proposition for both stakeholders. The students received top-tier mentoring, and we acquired competent, talented, and hungry students with fresh insights that could help grow our business."
Partner - Studio Records
"Critical to the mission of our business department is using experiential learning to prepare our graduates for the challenges of the careers of the day as well as those of the future. Thanks to Riipen, my students are now engaged in a live, data-driven problem-solving project with a local manufacturer that leads their current industry."
Operations Management Instructor - State University of New York at Fredonia
"I believe Riipen has begun to revolutionize how higher education can be enhanced through industry involvement. Thank you so much for your dedication and giving students the opportunity to improve their educational experience."
Graduate - British Columbia Institute of Technology: School of Business
"I wanted to let you know that GradusOne got back to me for an interview! I'm on my way to a second round of interviews with the HR manager next week! This is all thanks to Riipen and their awesome team! Thanks for providing students like me with these kinds of opportunities to grow professionally."