Connect with student talent in higher education

Let brilliant students help you with your business while they gain the experience they need to succeed in the future

How it works

Step 1

Post a project for your business that you want one or more students to complete

Step 2

Get requests to collaborate from educators, and send your own. Find the right match.

Step 3

Your approved educator assigns students to your project and oversees their work.

Step 4

Receive students’ work and provide feedback for student portfolios.

What can Riipen do for you?


In-class Projects

Companies on Riipen create in-class projects that describe real business challenges or opportunities. These are matched with educators to ensure they are in line with students’ skills and learning goals. 


Virtual Internships

Work with post-secondary students on project-based virtual internships. These can be longer engagements between 50-400 hours of student work, and are an opportunity to provide a major project to a qualified student and oversee their work.



Skills challenges are an opportunity to connect with emerging talent outside the classroom. Students and young professionals can demonstrate their skills and potential for future employment opportunities within your organization.

Riipen makes connecting with students easy

Join hundreds of higher-education institutions on Riipen to work with students and drive your business forward.

Project Design

Step by step guided wizard to create your project
‍Use one of our pre-made templates to get started.
Optional consultation with Riipen project design team.

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Access to educator network

Gain access to a network of hundreds of educators and students across 150+ academic institutions globally. Find the right group of students and the right educator to complete your project, through our marketplace.

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Student talent and insights

Future CEOs are in the classroom right now. Tap into their innovative minds to grow your business knowledge 

Recruitment challenges and job postings

Forget the resume and cover letter. Take talent for a test drive with a short, skill-based project.

Craig Cook
Director of Software Engineering Microsoft

We like getting our tech challenges in front of lots of people so using the Riipen platform was a great way to filter through the most stellar individuals. Their tool definitely helped prime our pipeline to get more of the right candidates through the doors.

​Craig Cook
Director ofSoftware Engineering
Microsoft Canada

We like getting our tech challenges in front of lots of people, so using the Riipen platform wasa great way to filter through the most stellar individuals. Their tool definitely helped prime ourpipeline to get more of the right candidates through the doors.

Amy Hamdorff
Senior Recruitment Manager
JOEY Restaurant Group

Riipen projects are a great way for students to showcase their abilities, skills and creative ideas through innovative projects hosted by the employer. This is definitely the way of the future

Sean Burke
Chief Operating Officer

We’ve been very fortunate and have been able to hire two new employees through the Riipenplatform. We’ve been able to tap into some valuable resources that have helped us scale ourbusiness, specifically with the Millennial generation

Generate Fresh Insights & Ideas
Discover, Attract & Recruit Talent
Elevate Your Employer Brand
Shape Our Future Workforce


Annual subscriptions for businesses
3 In-class Projects or Virtual Internships
Access to 150 + Higher Education Institutions
Project Management Tools
Branded Company Profile
Self-serve support through live chat and help center
/ year
10 In-class Projects or Virtual Internships
5 Job Posting
All Advanced Features
Dedicated Account Manager
Talent Pool Reporting & Tracking
Featured Profile in Search Results
& Recommendations
Dedicated Client Success Associate
Unlimited In-class Projects or Virtual Internships
Unlimited Recruitment Challenges
Unlimited Job Posting
All Advanced Features
Dedicated Sr. Account Manager
Project Design Consultation
Custom Academic & Project
Custom Experience Marketing &
ATS Integration

Learn how Riipen makes it easy to connect with student talent.

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