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Underemployment is a growing concern for students across the globe. Entry-level jobs often require 3-5 years of experience for entry-level positions and the gap between the skills students have and what employers require continues to grow.
You can help this problem by working with students on short-term projects and challenges that are embedded directly into their classrooms. They get to learn from supporting you on the problem or project from your organization is facing and apply their theoretical knowledge to a practical real-world example.
- Using the Riipen platform you can browse opportunities to mentor students on projects.
- Think of a project you have at work or with your company. This could be anything! maybe you are working on launching a new product line, or you have some data that has been sitting around with no analysis, or you are not sure where to open a new location of your business, or you want to work on your HR practices but haven't had time. The only important thing is that it's a real-time, real-world challenge or opportunity.
- You will work directly with students in a higher-education classroom to solve a challenge or complete a project that your organization is working on.
- You will communicate with students and professors
- Mentor the students, answer their questions, help them with clarification on the project
- Review the project deliverables and giving the students feedback on the skills they demonstrated so that they can add this to their portfolios