What is Riipen? What is your mission?
If you're a post-secondary student, busy employer or academic professional, you’re definitely going to want to keep reading!
Riipen is a web platform that connects students/graduates, educators, and companies for live, real-world projects. Unlike internships and co-op placements, students only perform clearly defined projects that run parallel to their post-secondary classroom learning. These include in-class and extracurricular projects. The Features section of our Help Centre provides more info.
Our mission is to empower emerging talent to gain relevant skills and find jobs they love. The ages-old paradox of “You can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job” continues to stall the professional development of many bright young graduates. That’s where Riipen comes in to bridge the gap.
Riipen strives to be a central hub for direct networking, project collaboration and self-discovery. Students have the opportunity to dive into complex problems and enhance their degrees with applied learning. At the same time, employers can test-drive student talent for their hiring pipeline and gain insights on opportunities and challenges from eager entry-level prospects.