Wolson Rotational Early Career Development Program (ECDP)


ECDP Application

About the Program

The Brian J. Wolson Rotational Early Career Development Program, launched by Yale IT 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 Career Development 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 IT projects in partnership with staff, faculty, and students.

This 18-month program consists of three rotations in areas within Yale IT that align with your career interests. 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 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 IT 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 IT is honoring the memory of our friend and colleague by naming the Rotational 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.

2024 Wolson Early Career Development Program Information


Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree awarded no earlier than the 2022 calendar year and no later than July 1, 2024. Computer Science or IT-related degrees are preferred, as is knowledge and experience in information technology.

Recipients of graduate degrees are not eligible for this program.

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

Program Timeline

  • September 20, 2023 - Online application opens, selected applicants invited to interview & offers extended
  • December 1, 2023 - Application closes
  • July 2024 - First rotation begins
  • January 2025 - Second rotation begins
  • July 2025 - Third rotation begins
  • December 2025 - Program completion


Contact us at ITEarlyCareers@yale.edu