Gaining Work Experience: All Riipen projects are designed to help students develop their skills. In-class projects replace traditional course work, allowing students to complete their school work for companies instead and build their practical skills. Challenges let students show off their skills and complete small projects for a variety of incentives.
Ratings and Reviews: Every project completed on Riipen comes with company validated ratings and reviews. These ratings and reviews go in a student's virtual portfolio, allowing students to not only show off the work they have done but also the calibre of work they completed. Challenges and competitions also come with ratings and reviews. Students can leave their Riipen profile public or, if they prefer, set their profile to "private" through their account settings.
Industry Connections: Students can start building their networks before they graduate. They can be added to a company's talent pool if they perform well and be first in line for future opportunities.
Easy Communication: Students can easily communicate with industry partners by using the Riipen messages function. The whole team can participate in the conversation and share files, and the instructor can be included in the conversations to guarantee transparency and professionalism.