The message center is where students, employers, and educators can initiate conversations with each other, book meetings, and send files.

Employers and educators looking to get connected before submitting an application can send each other messages by clicking on the "Send message" button. They can also connect to each other by clicking the chat icon by the users name on course, internship program and project pages.

Students starting their course are asked to send the employer a message to make a good first impression. Users can also schedule meetings that can be directly added to their calendar.


  • Student teams can communicate internally on Riipen and with the employer they are paired with.

  • File attachment option.

  • Ability to book, accept, and decline meetings.

  • Ability to create custom groups, as well as remove or add users from a group chat.

  • Video conferencing option via Zoom or Google Meet.

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