Harvest Public Media
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Wed January 18, 2012

Liberal Arts Degrees Grow Jobs At ConAgra

ConAgra is behind giant brands like Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice and Orville Redenbacher.
Courtesy ConAgra

You might think employees in ConAgra’s Information Technology department are all big-time techies or that they boast computer science degrees from prestigious universities. While some certainly do, ConAgra is one of many companies making hiring decisions that are a bit outside the box.

A few years ago, the company re-vamped its IT intership program looking for more recent graduates with liberal arts degrees.  IT departments are usually heavy on computer scientists and not on those who didn’t climb the traditional techie ladder.

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