Every graduation day, the tech industry’s hiring pool refills with eager, newly degreed professionals. Hiring managers fish these waters for new hires. While the ones they select may not boast decades of experience, they’ve usually learned the latest in their field of choice, whether computer science or data analytics. At least, that’s how things are supposed to work. But as any hiring manager will tell you, finding the ideal candidates is a tough proposition. Tech companies now want greater diversity in their employee ranks; and in many of the newest fields, such as artificial intelligence, there is a need for candidates who may not fit the traditional mold of an ideal tech graduate. They may even require liberal arts majors—Google, for example, is actively recruiting comedians to help build out its latest virtual Assistant. Colleges and universities have a huge role to play in producing candidates varied in both intellect and potential. How are they creating a better pipeline for filling the hiring pools?