Apply what you know. Remember that a project's main objective is to help you learn. Take what you have learned from your class and try to apply it to this real world situation. There will be gaps between what you know from the classroom and what the project requires, but that is just a real world example of what you will have to deal with after you graduate.
Ask questions. The whole point of having a company and employers facilitate these projects is to help you grow and learn. Take this opportunity to ask questions when you need to and help the company help you grow.
Treat it like a job interview. Be polite and professional, and submit work you are proud of. Many companies use Riipen as part of their campus recruiting process, looking to identify highly skilled students that they would like to hire. Think of it as an opportunity to learn how the company works and what sorts of challenges they are facing, you may find a career path you had never thought of before.
You own anything you end up creating for a project, so be sure to show off your work through as many of your outlet's as possible to show employers what you can do! This includes:
- On your Riipen profile (this will happen automatically)
- On any other social media such as LinkedIn
- On your resume
- On your personal website or portfolio
You are capable of amazing work, so make sure you show it off!