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What is project-based learning? 

Project-based learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge, experience, and skills through the study and resolution of authentic, interesting, and complex issues, problems, or challenges in close collaboration with business or nonprofit partners.

Why is project-based learning more important than ever? 

As a student, in order to be successful in the job market after graduation, you will need experience and contacts, but also employable skills. Here is where experiential learning, also known as project-based learning (PBL) comes into full force. 

Through meaningful collaborations with employers on projects, you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and develop valuable skills through project work, while creating lasting connections that could make all the difference at the end of your studies.

Here is where Riipen comes in!

As part of our commitment to providing our students with quality project-based learning opportunities, we are excited to partner with Riipen, the leading experiential learning platform and marketplace for experiential learning.

Riipen project or remote internship is a challenge or opportunity that an organization wants to explore that educators can embed into their course or provide you as a remote internship opportunity. You then work on the project to provide valuable insights, recommendations and deliverables to the employer.

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What can Riipen do for you as a student?

Build and Nurture your Professional Network - Access the Riipen network and connect with companies of all shapes and sizes through your courses or remote internships. Engage with large multinationals, local businesses, non-profits, governments, etc. in the Riipen marketplace and open yourself up to the possibilities of collaborating with companies outside of your network.

Gain Valuable Experience - Gain experience navigating a real workplace by working with actual employers on real-world projects embedded in your courses or provided as remote internships. These experiences will help you gain career clarity and find a job you love.

Build and Develop Employable Skills - Employers are looking for employees with technical knowledge, professional skills and soft skills, like communication and problem-solving. Learn and practice these skills that top employers value and look for to help you stand out.

Create and Build your Virtual Riipen Portfolio - Complete projects and receive valuable feedback from real companies on the skills and knowledge you demonstrated while completing your projects on Riipen. Easily link to your Riipen portfolio on job applications and LinkedIn to showcase your quality of work to future employers.

How to get started:

Get real experience in a way that works for you.

Step 1: Speak to your professor about bringing Riipen to your classroom, and create an account on Riipen using your email or LinkedIn account. 

  • How do students benefit from using Riipen?
  • Step 2: Join a project for your course or discover approved remote internship opportunities. Your course or remote internship program will be matched with one or more industry partners looking for your fresh insights and skills.

  • How do students start Projects on Riipen?
  • How do students access projects for Remote Internships on Riipen?
  • Step 3: Work with the industry partner to complete a real-life project for their company. Use Riipen's chat and milestones feature to communicate and track progress.

  • How do students communicate with employers?
  • How do students track their progress?
  • How do students complete the project milestones and deliverables?
  • Step 4: Exchange feedback with your industry partner and build long-lasting connections. Prove your skills, and get verified feedback from real companies added to your virtual portfolio.

  • How to add your Riipen virtual portfolio to your LinkedIn profile?
  • Riipen Academy for students

    To better understand the entire process for in-class project-based engagements and remote internships, Riipen created a learning resource called Riipen Academy. More than just help articles, Riipen Academy will explain what is expected of you based on best practices and our users' experience. From connecting to producing high quality results, a host of topics are presented so that you can get the most out of the experience and the benefits of project-based learning.