Experiential learning allows students to connect theory to practice by applying what they’re learning to real world problems. Schulich is working with Riipen, an experiential learning platform, to allow instructors and students to connect to companies for short-term industry projects. Instructors can post projects which companies can then sign-up to participate in, and vice-versa.
Since 2017, around Riipen has been used at Schulich to connect 2305 students to 216 companies across 48 courses.
Instructors report that giving students a chance to see the real-world application of what they are studying is valuable, but time must be carved out to properly vet potential companies.