Work with students on real projects that support your business needs through Riipen.

The Emily Carr University of Art and Design is proud to be partnering with Riipen – North America’s largest marketplace dedicated to helping organizations of all sizes connect with students on short-term projects and virtual internships. Through Riipen, employers have the opportunity to more easily find and connect with our talented students. 

How do I get involved?

You can get involved through in-class projects or virtual internships. 

In-class projects allow you to connect with one of our educators to embed your project into the students’ curriculum. Become the real life case study for students in the classroom. 

Virtual internships are similar to in-person internships, except they are project based with a clear outcome and theis primarily done online. 

Projects can take any form, from case studies and design research to UX design. Projects can be delivered to you as presentationsprototypes, or can be run as a pitch competitionhackathon, and anything in between. 

How do I get started?

Employers in our network have free access to Emly Carr’s portal on Riipen.


Create an account on Riipen through ECUAD's portal.


Post an in-class project, virtual internship or extra-curricular challenge for students.


Connect with one or more teams of students who will work on your projects.


Give feedback to students, receive their insights and build a talent pool of students for future roles at your company.

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About Riipen

Riipen is North America’s largest marketplace dedicated to helping organizations of all sizes connect with university and college students on short-term projects. Riipen’s mission is to end graduate underemployment by helping students develop valuable skills through work-integrated learning. They are a leader in project-based learning; collaborating with more than 200+ academic institutions and 10,000+ industry partners globally. 

Download this resource to learn more about Riipen.