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Wolson Early Career Development Program

Early Career Development Program

  • Application deadline is February 15, 2018 (Apply Now)


The Brian J. Wolson Early Career Development Program, launched by Yale ITS in 2013, is for recent or soon-to-be college graduates interested in careers in information technology. Participants in the program are paid competitive salaries and are eligible for Yale benefits.

The Wolson Program offers participants opportunities to have a direct impact on technology at Yale by contributing to development and support of Yale's IT services. Learn about technology trends in higher education and gain new skills while working on ITS projects in partnership with staff, faculty, and students.

The 18-month program consists of three rotations in areas within Yale ITS that align with your career interests (examples of past rotations). During the program, you will have access to training and professional development workshops, classes, and resources, and will be mentored by an IT professional. Because the program emphasizes collaboration with the campus community, applicants should be organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups is essential, as is an enthusiasm for exploring how technology can support teaching and learning. Knowledge of programming is desirable for development roles.

About Brian J. Wolson

Brian J. Wolson

Brian J. Wolson was a member of the Yale ITS family who was admired and respected for his leadership, dedication, and enthusiasm. Brian served as Associate CIO for the ITS Shared Solutions group and spent six years leading development teams for the organization. He passed away in July 2014.

A native of Chicago, Ill., Brian received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University. He served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years and was a member of the Society of Test Flight Pilots & Engineers.

Yale ITS is honoring the memory of our friend and colleague by naming the Early Career Development Program after Brian. Participants in the program will be selected, in part, on the basis of the values that Brian embodied: honor, courage, determination, resolve, selflessness, respect for others, services, integrity, and technological excellence.

2018 Early Career Development Program Information

Eligibility: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree awarded no earlier than the 2016 calendar year and no later than July 1, 2018. All degree programs accepted; computer science or IT-related degrees preferred. Knowledge and experience in information technology preferred.

Recipients of graduate degrees are not eligible for this program (please visit Yale's Employment Opportunities website to view open IT positions).

International applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of the program. Yale ITS does not sponsor visas for this program.

Program Timeline:

  • November 2017 - Online application opens
  • February 15, 2018 - Application closes
  • February 2018 - March 2018 - Selected applicants invited to interview
  • April 2018 - Offers extended
  • July 1, 2018 - First rotation begins
  • January 1, 2019 - Second rotation begins
  • July 1, 2019 - Third rotation begins
  • December 31, 2019 - Program ends

Application deadline: February 15, 2018


Submit your application through Yale University's online employment application system. Direct link to application here.  

Obtain an unofficial transcript from the institution from which you graduated and send it via email to ECDP@yale.edu. (You may wish to include unofficial transcripts from other schools at which you completed relevant coursework.) You will be asked to provide an official transcript if you are accepted into the program.

Arrange to have a letter of recommendation emailed directly to Yale ITS at ECDP@yale.edu by the recommender. We prefer the recommender to be an academic representative (instructor, academic adviser, or equivalent) who is familiar with your academic performance and/or relevant experience. 


Contact us at ECDP@yale.edu