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Exciting New Program for CHHMA Members

What is Riipen?

Project-based learning is at the heart of who Riipen is and what they do. Born as a student project in 2013 at the University of Victoria, BC, Riipen was built on the idea that we can better society while simultaneously helping bridge the graduate skills gap by bringing our brightest minds together to learn, create, and innovate.

Riipen’s mission is at the core of everything they do — empowering emerging talent to gain relevant skills and find the jobs they love.

Riipen is a technology platform that enables organizations of all sizes to engage with top students and recent graduates from colleges and universities across North America.

Industry partners have used Riipen student collaborations to:
  • Gain fresh insights on a challenge or opportunity an organization may not have the time or resources to tackle on their own
  • Find and recruit top talent straight from the classroom
  • Build brand awareness on campuses across North America (for both recruitment and marketing purposes)
  • Play an active part in reshaping the future workforce of the world

How Do You Want to Engage?

In-Class Projects

Riipen In-Class Assignments are faculty-supervised assignments that students are completing for course credit.

Riipen works with the educators at participating institutions to adapt their assignments and make them relevant for industry participation. Projects in this category typically span 5-20 weeks in duration and follow the semester timeline. Students in small groups or an entire class complete the projects through remote and periodic in-person collaboration.

Skills Challenges

Riipen Skills Challenges are engagements that highlight role specific challenges and the skills required to be successful in your company.They are typically tied to entry-level roles across your organization.

Challenges are a great way to build awareness around the career paths your company offers and provides an opportunity for emerging talent to build their skills and demonstrate their potential for future opportunities.


Riipen Competitions are more formal events that are either entirely online or structured around an on-campus event (i.e. Case Competition, Hackathon etc.).

Riipen’s software enables organizations to efficiently manage competitions, provide students with a branded record of participation for their portfolio, and allow competition judges to validate skills of each participant.


What are the Benefits?

Employers & Organizations
Connect with colleges and universities, engage with students, build your talent pipeline, promote your brand, improve CSR efforts, and gain valuable insights into your business.

Over 3,500 organizations have used Riipen to connect with students. They welcome all shapes and sizes; startups, non-profits, small businesses, associations, Fortune 500s, you name it.

Students & Recent Graduates
Complete Riipen projects to network with employers, win cash and prizes, gain real-world work experience, build employable skills, and earn employment opportunities.

Over 12,000 students and recent graduates actively use Riipen. If you’re a professional looking to get on the radar, check out our public employer skill challenges and job postings for your chance to land an interview.

Educators & Institutions
Expand their classroom experience by connecting with industry partners, managing their classroom goals, and planning trackable learning opportunities for their students.

More than 200 higher education institutions across North America actively use Riipen to improve learning outcomes and scale experiential learning initiatives.


How Much does it Cost?

Industry Partners License Pricing:

CHHMA members will be able to receive 20% off ANY license tier they select – this includes both yearly and semester plans. This promotion cannot be used in combination with other promotions.

While supplies last, Career Ready funding may also still be accessible to qualifying organizations and could potentially offer a larger discount percentage off your license tier. Please ask your Riipen connecting associate for details when you connect with them.


Regular price is $4,499/per year or $1,999/per semester

*Special price for CHHMA members $3,599/per year (plus GST) or $1599/semester (plus GST)
  • Advanced Tier Perks
  • Unlimited Recruitment Challenges & Competitions
  • Unlimited Job Postings
  • Unlimited Users
  • Organization Reports
  • Project Analytics
  • Talent Pool Analytics


Regular price is $2,499/per year or $999/per semester

*Special price for CHHMA members $1,999/per year (plus GST) or $799/per semester (plus GST)
  • Unlimited In-class Projects
  • Access to Project Marketplace to collaborate with 140 Schools
  • Up to 3 Recruitment Challenges
  • Up to 3 Job Postings
  • Up to 1 Competition
  • Up to 3 users
  • 1 private onboarding session
The Advanced package does not offer unlimited access to the system and restricts the number of experiences and users.


More Information - Next Steps

Click here for further information on the Riipen platform and how you gain access to this highly beneficial network at special CHHMA discounted pricing!

Book a meeting directly with Riipen. Don’t forget to tell them who sent you so you can access your discount.


Information Webinars

In addition, Riipen will be conducting some information webinars for CHHMA members on the following dates if you would like to gain a further understanding of the Riipen platform, how it works and how it can benefit your company:
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am EST
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm EST
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm EST

Please click here to sign up for one of these webinars and learn more about how Riipen can work for you.

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