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Guest Blog Post: Riipen Internal Australian Expansion Project with Senior SFU Students
July 13, 2018
Hannah Deplaedt, a SFU Beedie Business School Graduate reflects on her experience working with Riipen and how that led her across the globe.
Gillian Kemp: Riipen Spotlight June 2018 -- Experiential Learning Thought Leaders
June 28, 2018
Gillian Kemp (Senior Experiential Learning Facilitator at MacEwan University) has been a leader in work-integrated experiential learning for over a decade. Team Riipen recently spoke with Gillian, who shared insights from her journey—growing and delivering one of the largest post-secondary experiential learning programs in Canada.
Riipen and the Canadian Marketing Association Team Up to Deliver Experiential Learning Opportunities to Post-Secondary Students
June 21, 2018
The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has partnered with Riipen to provide opportunities to post-secondary students through live, industry project-based learning. This new partnership creates opportunities to enhance student-focused learning environments in a compelling and interactive way.
BC Public Service Pilot with BCIC & Riipen: Bridging the Gap
June 1, 2018
Last fall, thanks to funding from the BC Innovation Council (Innovate BC), the BC Public Service began an experiential learning pilot with Riipen, a Vancouver-based tech startup whose mission is to eliminate graduate underemployment.
SUCCESS STORY: Deloitte Digital Design Thinking - Riipen Experience at a Glance
May 28, 2018
In early 2018, Deloitte Digital launched three crowd-sourced community challenges on Riipen, North America’s leading platform for collaboration between companies, and students and young professionals. As a growing creative digital consultancy, Deloitte Digital was keen to find new and creative ways of attracting emerging talent that would thrive in their fast-paced environment.
Awarded Career Ready Funding
May 5, 2018
Riipen, North America’s leading collaboration platform for Experiential Learning, is excited and honoured to announce that the Ontario Government has awarded it $735,000 in funding as part of the province’s efforts to deliver Experiential Learning opportunities to every student in Ontario.
Experiential Learning: Coming Soon to a Workplace Near You
April 25, 2018
Every April, an eager wave of students head out for their summer internships. Learning on the job (or “work-integrated learning”) is one of the best ways for youth to learn professional and interpersonal skills. What are the benefits of experiential learning for students and employers?
2018 Ready to Rocket lists Announced to Profile Growth Companies in B.C.’s Technology Sectors
March 20, 2018
The Riipen team is honored to be recognized on the Ready to Rocket list again in 2018 for leading contributions in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Beyond Boundaries: Why the Arts and Humanities Are Needed in a STEM Dominant World
January 12, 2018
There is increasing disenchantment with arts, humanities, and social science degrees, but the Arts and Humanities are needed in a STEM dominant world. Here is why.
Riipen acquires Proll IT Services
August 10, 2017
Vancouver based startup Riipen announces that it has acquired Prollster, developed by Vancouver-based Proll IT Services.
3 Tips for Success on Industry Student Projects -- Organizations & Employers
June 14, 2017
Three pro-tips to help you make the most out of your experiential learning project. Learn how to use this opportunity to its fullest potential and join the thousands of higher ed students, instructors, and organizations already using Riipen.
5 Tips for Success On Industry Student Projects -- Students
June 14, 2017
Five pro-tips to help you make the most out of your experiential learning project. Learn how to use this opportunity to its fullest potential and join the thousands of higher ed students, instructors, and organizations already using Riipen.
How Canada's New Youth Employment Strategy Will Effect Employers
June 14, 2017
Back in March, the Liberal Government presented its 2017 Federal Budget, which included an additional $395.5 million over three years for the Youth Employment Strategy (YES). An Expert Panel on Youth Employment recommended ways that the government could help youth overcome barriers to employment and here is how each type of business could be impacted.