Experiential Learning: Meet Riipen

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Students often graduate university with little to no real world experience. These students are then required to start in an entry-level position to gain any experience at all. (how many degrees does your barista have?) Experiential Learning has become a hot topic recently as schools try to prepare students for the real world. There are two ways to achieve an experiential learning component in a degree: 1) co-op/internship terms for students, and 2) class projects that require the students to work with companies. Experiential learning isn’t going anywhere – New York┬ástate and Ontario are attempting to mandate this type of experience for all students. So how do schools bridge the gap for their students? Meet Riipen. Continue reading “Experiential Learning: Meet Riipen”