Community Building Roadmap

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Build your Riipen community to engage with your employer network and get them involved with your course and students.

Engaging Your Employer Network

Building your community through Riipen is a great way to engage with your employer network and keep them involved with your school and students. 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.

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

Step 1: Share internally

Let other members in your faculty 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.

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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. Click the "Invite Companies" button on your course page.
  2. Enter the email of the contact you'd like to invite.
  3. Write a brief introduction message about your assignment and why you think this would be a good fit.
  4. Optionally, input their company name and project details for them to save the user time and give them a good idea of what type of project you're looking for. This will create a draft that the invited employer can modify.
  5. Hit send! This will send a unique sign up link along with your introduction message to the email address you've input.
  6. You can view who you've invited on the "Requests" tab of the course page.

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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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Step 3: 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 4: Make it your own

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

Assets

Attach these to emails and your website:

Guides

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. 

Website: riipen.com

Social Media (tag us in your posts so we can share them as well!):

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