How We Help
Engage Local Talent
Authentic Brand Engagement
Next Generation Insights
Students, Grads & Talent
Gain Industry Experience
Connect With Employers
Increase Skill Development
Win Prizes, Interviews & Jobs
Educators & Institutions
Enhance Experiential Learning
Nurture Industry Relationships
Increase Student Success
Get In-Class Project Support
What We Do
Addressing the skills gap and social issue of graduate underemployment, our specialized team and technology work with all stakeholders to inspire, create, and manage mutually beneficial Riipen Experiences.
Riipen Experiences Are…
Real-world faculty supervised industry projects completed by students and graduates for organizations
Public skill-based challenges hosted by employers that build brand awareness and talent pipelines
On-campus experience fairs, co-ops, case competitions, and hackathons
Did You Know?
employers have used Riipen including startups, non-profits, local business, associations, SMEs, and Fortune 500s
higher education institutions across North America actively use Riipen to improve learning outcomes
students & recent grads have used Riipen to build their skills, gain relevant work experience, and connect with employers
"We like getting our tech challenges in front of lots of people so using the Riipen platform to help filter through the most stellar individuals definitely helped prime our pipeline to get more candidates through the doors."
Director of Software Engineering – Microsoft
"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 – UBC Sauder School of Business
“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
"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!"
Recruitment Manager – Joey Restaurant Group
"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 M. Walters
Operations Management Instructor – State University of New York at Fredonia
"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."
Graduate – Simon Fraser University
"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
"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