Education and Workforce: Professional Development

Professional Development Lead : Brad Thrasher

Brad Thrasher, SPHR has nearly 10 years of HR experience which includes talent acquisition, employee relations, and compensation. Brad is currently a Compensation Analyst with Cleveland Clinic, where he has worked since 2008. Brad received his Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Akron and obtained his Masters of Business Administration in Human Resources from Baldwin Wallace in 2011.

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SHRM Launches Alliance with
SHRM has formed an alliance with to help you!  
As part of the alliance, has developed a dedicated microsite ( accessible to SHRM employer and student members so they can directly search for and connect to each other for free. SHRM and will collaborate to ensure that student members are aware of the new resources.

The (i)Cleveland Experience

By participating in the 6-week (i)Cleveland program your interns get access to 5 exciting, after-work sessions that showcase Cleveland neighborhoods, provide unparalleled networking, and connect interns to all that Cleveland has to offer as a place to live, work, and play. In addition, each intern gets paired with  YP mentor, and have the chance to attend at least 2 career networking lunches. The program proves to be a great talent retention tool by helping interns connect with Cleveland during their internship experience. Program dates are June 20th – July 31st. To learn more or reserve spots for your interns for (i)Cleveland Summer 2013 you can visit: