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Hosted by Penn State: Hire Big10+ Conference

July 17th - 19th, 2023 | In-Person Conference

Hire Big10+ Consortium is a network of dedicated career services professionals from the Big Ten Schools, as well as DePaul University, University of Chicago, and University of Notre Dame. The HB10+ Allerton Conference allows this network of career services professionals to gather together to learn and collaborate with each other around topics that relate to career services, career counseling/advising, employer relations, programming, and more.

Penn State is excited to host the 2023 Allerton Conference experience.


Space is limited to 125 attendees; don’t delay in registering!

Conference Schedule
Conference Location
2023 Allerton Conference
Jul 17, 2023, 12:00 AM
Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub
123 S Burrowes St State College, Pennsylvania 16801 United States
Keynote Speaker: Farouk Dey, Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design

Dr. Farouk Dey is a higher education and talent development executive with two decades of experience leading and transforming university organizations using innovations in technology, experiential learning, design thinking, community engagement, and resource development. As the founding Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University, he leads a newly created division of 15 departments and centers that orchestrate programs and services to bridge curricular and experiential learning with professional ambitions and mentoring for all undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni across the university’s nine schools. In partnership with his team and university colleagues, he launched a new vision of equitable access to life aspirations and economic opportunity for all students regardless of background or social capital, implement life design as a core philosophy of the student experience, opened the Imagine Center for Integrative Learning and Life Design, scaled alumni mentoring and corporate engagement, raised funding to support students’ immersive experiences, and achieved record growth in student engagement, satisfaction, and career outcomes

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Dey served in several executive leadership and board roles at Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Florida, the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and various startups and non-profits. Throughout his career, he has worked with education and industry leaders to close the gaps between the haves and have-nots by integrating technology in high-impact learning practices, tracking outcomes for students and alumni of underrepresented communities, and growing resources to increase opportunities for students of disadvantaged backgrounds, especially those who identify as first-generation and/or limited income.

Dr. Dey holds a PhD and EdS in Educational Leadership, MBA and MEd in Counseling Psychology, and BBA in Finance. A native of Algeria, he has been involved in education since a young age and has developed a passion for helping people and organizations achieve their ultimate potential regardless of their contextual limitations. Fluent in Arabic and French with a broad perspective in international and multicultural issues, he has consulted for many organizations and universities, served as guest faculty at several institutes, taught courses in life design and leading change, and delivered keynote addresses at dozens of conferences in the US and around the world. Most notably, he led a four-year USAID initiative to build career education centers at universities throughout the Philippines, taught transformative leadership courses for the Ministry of Education in Singapore, and hosted several international delegations from around the world.

Conference Topic: Future of Work and Career Services in Higher Education

Five Future Directions in University Career Services 

Description of Theory:

Theory in Action



Tier 1 “Platinum” - $10,000 Event Sponsor (Limit 1) 

  • 2023 Allerton Conference sponsored by [sponsor name] 

  • Complimentary conference registration for up to 2 representatives 

  • Featured table next to conference check-in 

  • Featured branding as Event Sponsor on conference marketing materials and communications, reaching the entire Big10 

  • Featured branding as Event Sponsor during the conference 

  • Speaking opportunity at conference social hour kick-off  

  • Company swag for attendees 

Tier 2 “Gold” - $5,000  

  • 1 sponsored conference session of choice 

  • Featured branding as Gold sponsor on conference marketing materials and communications, reaching the entire Big10 

  • Featured branding as Gold sponsor during the conference 

  • Company swag for attendees 

Tier 3 “Silver” - $1,000  

  • Featured branding as Silver sponsor during the conference 

  • Company swag for attendees 


The Allerton Conference 2023 committee has reserved a block of hotel rooms at both The Hyatt Place State College and at The Graduate State College which are in close proximity to our conference site. Rooms are available now for you to reserve. 

The Graduate State College 

  • 2 Queens, $109/night 

  • 1 King, $109/night 

  • Call 814-231-2100; reference group code: ALLE 071723 or online by clicking here

  • Identify yourself as a member of the “Allerton HireBig10+ Career Conference 2023” to receive rate above. 

**Reservations must be made no later than June 17, 2023. 

The Hyatt Place State College 

  • 2 Queens, $114/night 

  • 1 King, $114/night 

  • Call 1-888 HYATT HP (1-888-492-8847); reference group code: G-CARP  or online at  (Corporate/Group Code: G-CARP

  • The Allerton Conference room block is listed as PSU CAREER SERVICES with group code: G-CARP.

**Reservations must be made no later than July 3, 2023 

Contact Us

General inquiries and registration questions can be directed to or call 814-865-4660 (please leave a voicemail)

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