Community Building Roadmap

for career services

Build your Riipen community to engage with your employer network and keep them involved with your school and students.

Engaging Your Employers

Building your community through Riipen is a great way to engage with your employer network and keep them involved with your school and students. It's a great opportunity to enhance your relationship with those employers and offer them the opportunity to have better visibility of your school's courses on Riipen. Instead of having them connected with one educator only, you will now be able to offer them interdisciplinary courses and get them connected to other educators whose students could benefit from.

This roadmap will walk you through community building best practices for career services.

Step 1: Share internally

Let other members in your career services team know about Riipen. Our partner schools have found success with engaging employers when members of the team are aware and can properly direct employers to experiential learning opportunities.

Students onboarded to Riipen will also be able to have easy access to those employers, and, most importantly, collect their feedback at the end of their experience. Successful students on Riipen all have one thing in common: they all have great employers' feedback on their profiles and were able to showcase them to future employers.

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Step 2: Send an email to your employers

All content can be copied and pasted directly into your email/newsletter. Feel free to adapt the content to fit the tone or guidelines of your institution.

Note: you can supplement all calls to action with a direct link to your school portal invite link.

Template for email invites through Riipen

To invite an employer through the Riipen platform, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your school portal, which you can find under "My Schools" in your dashboard.
  2. Go to the "Companies" tab in the left-hand menu.
  3. Use the "Invite company" option in the same way described above.
  4. You can view who you've invited on the "Requests" tab of the Companies tab.

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Template for email invites through your own email

Use the template to easily send invites through your own email client.

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Template for your career services newsletters

Your career services newsletter is an excellent way to let all employer know about different ways to engage with the community.

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Step 3: Let employers know about opportunities on your website

Depending on where you'd like to place this information, the template below has two options for text that you can add to your website. The short one can be added to almost any pre-existing webpage on your site. The long one is useful if you'd like to create a dedicated page to share Riipen and speed up your community building.

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Step 4: Share it on social media

Social media is a powerful tool for amplifying your message, even with employers that you don't typically engage.

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Tag us in your posts so we can share them as well!

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Step 5: Make it your own

Want to add some more information and resources to help your employers better understand how Riipen works?


Attach these to emails and your website:


Guides for using Riipen:

General Info on Riipen

About Riipen: Riipen is the world’s leading virtual project-based learning platform. Riipen is dedicated to connecting companies, educators, and students on short-term projects. Companies use Riipen to more easily access educators and student talent to work on a business challenge or look into a growth opportunity. This provides students with more opportunities to learn and gain from relevant experiences while in school. 


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