Students & companies connect with project-based learning

In a fast-evolving workforce, organizations and educators are looking for innovative ways to prepare today’s learners for the demands of tomorrow’s workplace.

Project-Based Experiential Learning offers students the opportunity to work on projects from industry, embedded into their curriculum and facilitated by an instructor.

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Students & Young Professionals

How do I gain the skills and experience I need to land my dream job?

Complete Riipen projects to gain hands-on experience, demonstrate employable skills and network with employers. Get real employer feedback for the work you complete and add it to your Riipen portfolio!

Companies & Non-Profits

How could authentic talent engagement turbo-charge my organization?

Launch and manage educator-supervised industry projects using Riipen’s powerful project management tools. Each project experience is a unique opportunity to generate fresh insights, build your talent pipeline and enhance your brand on-campus.

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Higher Education Institutions

How do I help my students connect their skills to the workplace?

Effectively grow Experiential Learning across your campus. Energize your learners and enhance their employability by matching in-class assignments with real industry needs to create authentic learning experiences.

Students & Young Professionals

How do I gain the skills and experience I need to land my dream job?

Complete Riipen projects to gain hands-on experience, demonstrate employable skills and network with employers. Get real employer feedback for the work you complete and add it to your Riipen portfolio!

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Companies & Non-Profits

How could authentic talent engagement turbo-charge my organization?

Launch and manage educator-supervised industry projects using Riipen’s powerful project management tools. Each project experience is a unique opportunity to gain fresh insights, build your talent pipeline and enhance your brand on-campus.

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Higher Education Institutions

How do I help my students connect their skills to the workplace?

Effectively grow Experiential Learning across your campus. Energize your learners and enhance their employability by matching in-class assignments with real industry needs to create authentic learning experiences.

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Flexible project formats

In-Class Projects

Riipen In-Class Projects are educator-supervised engagements that students complete for course credit.

Riipen works with the educators at participating institutions to adapt their assignments to incorporate real industry projects.

In-Class Projects can span a few weeks or the entire semester and the work can be done remotely or face-to-face.

Open Challenges

Riipen Challenges are open to all students and young professionals.

Open Challenges occur outside the classroom and often include rewards like cash, swag, or entry-level roles within an organization. 

These are a great way to build awareness of the career paths a company offers and provide an opportunity for emerging talent to demonstrate their skills and potential for future employment opportunities.

Competitions

Competitions are more formal engagements that can be run entirely on the Riipen platform or structured around an on-campus event (i.e. Case Competition, Hackathon etc.).

The Riipen platform gives organizations the ability to efficiently manage competitions, track, validate and assess the skills of each participant, and provide a branded record of participation for their Riipen portfolio.

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Our Users

"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."

Craig Cook

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."

Sophie Winters

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."

Dustin Tysick

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!"

Amy Hamdorff

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."

Janice Rudkowski

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."

Kieran Rheaume

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."

Max Cunningham

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."

Lisa Walters

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."

Chris Ku

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."

Jason Yeh

Graduate – Simon Fraser University: Beedie School of Business