In the internship program, you are given a lot of responsibility and get a glimpse of what it will be like to work in the industry. While you are not expected to fulfill the same duties as a full time employee, it is a good stepping stone to entering the working world. Throughout the program, there were many different sessions to get you introduced to the different departments/aspects of the company so you aren't just learning about your field. Overall, it provides you with a good base to get you prepared for the future.
The biggest drawback of the program is that everyone's experience is different based on their manager. Some internships may be more technical while others are more focused on the big picture. While this is not an easy fix since different brands focus on different style projects, there could be some way to even the playing field.
Advice to Potential Interns
ConAgra is a great company to work for but don't come in expecting to be coddled. Although everyone is very helpful and willing to answer questions, it is still a challenging program and you are expected to hold your weight.
Advice to Management
I think a training program would be helpful at the beginning of the internship. The transition from school to the working world is a hard one so setting up a program for interns to learn basic skills would be helpful.
Sample Interview Questions
Most of the questions asked were situational and seeing how we use our problem solving skills to answer questions that we would face in the real world.