Riipen is part of the Build Your Own Experience pillar of InSPIRE Mentoring. Through Riipen, you will gain hands-on experience, demonstrate skills and network with industry professionals by participating in challenges hosted by InSPIRE Mentors.


  • You are in any level or program and want to engage in mentorship by participating in virtual career development challenges and activities
  • Receive individualized feedback and the opportunity for other types of incentives as determined by each challenge host
  • Build a virtual portfolio based on the skills developed through the challenges
  • You are responsible for reviewing the guidelines for each challenge as well as the InSPIRE Mentoring Riipen Terms of Agreement
  • Register the hours you are awarded for each challenge as part of Build Your Own Experience with InSPIRE Mentoring for Co-Curricular Record recognition


  • You are an industry professional who is interested in mentoring through providing virtual career development challenges
  • Provide individualized feedback to each mentee participating in the challenge with the option to award other types of incentives as well (e.g. 1:1 mentorship meeting, product/services/gift card, interview for future job opening, ticket to networking event etc.)
  • Give back and engage with mentees while allowing for flexibility that accommodates your personal and professional commitments
  • Create your own challenge or use one of the existing InSPIRE templates
  • Interested in learning more about the Riipen platform and whether becoming a challenge host is right for you? Connect with the InSPIRE Mentoring Team at inspirementoring@fanshawec.ca

How does Riipen work? What are the mentee’s next steps?

  • Read the InSPIRE Mentoring Riipen Terms of Agreement and complete the Build Your Own Experience registration form to be notified when Riipen challenges are available
  • The InSPIRE Mentoring Team processes Riipen registrations on a weekly basis
  • Receive a welcome email and the link to join the Fanshawe College Riipen platform within one week of the processing of your registration form
  • Identify career development goals to help guide you in choosing skill challenges to complete
  • Select a challenge hosted by either the InSPIRE Mentoring Team or an InSPIRE Mentoring Industry Mentor to participate in
  • Challenges require between 1-8 hours to complete and focus on various career development related topics
  • Develop skills and receive verified feedback from the InSPIRE Mentoring Team or InSPIRE Mentoring industry mentors


Questions? Contact the InSPiRE Mentoring Team at inspirementoring@fanshawec.ca