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Allerton 2020 @ Rutgers: HireBIG10+ Event


Tuesday, July 7 - Thursday, July 9, 2020 (ends at 11 am)
Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is excited to host the 2020 Allerton Hire BIG10+ Conference! We look forward to the opportunity to foster connections, gather insight, engage in conversations, and cultivate inspirations with fellow career service professionals along the banks of the old Raritan!

For those who are new to member institutions, the Allerton Conference has a rich history. It began many years ago as a summer meeting of career center directors from across the Big 10 and was held at the Allerton Park & Retreat Center (part of the University of Illinois). Over time, the conference still retains the "Allerton" name but rotates locations each summer across host institutions and the original Allerton Park & Retreat Center. Attire is casual and comfortable with discussion session topics determined by registrants. It is a wonderful opportunity to network, learn, and share best practices from across member institutions.

Registration Available - Here!

Registration Information:

This event is open to career services professionals from the Big Ten schools, as well as DePaul University, University of Chicago, and the University of Notre Dame.

Conference Registration: Registration for this conference is currently available here. The general public is not permitted to attend this event.

The conference cost is expected to be $250 (general rate) and $125 (conference volunteer*). For those participating in the Tuesday employer site visit, there will be an extra $15 fee. More information coming soon!
Conference Volunteer: Looking to assist with the Allerton 2020 conference? From facilitating to note-takers, we look forward to working with our B1G10+ volunteers throughout the conference. To inquire about volunteering, please indicate you would like to volunteer on the registration form. You will be notified if selected. Please contact Michelle St. George at michelle.stgeorge@rutgers.edu if you have any questions about volunteer opportunities.
Conference Payment: Once you have completed the Allerton 2020: Hire B1G10+ Conference Registration. Please finalize your registration by confirming payment for your attendance.
  • If paying via credit card, use one of the two following links, then forward your payment confirmation email to lindab@echo.rutgers.edu with your full name that you used for your registration:
  • If paying via check, please make the check out to "Rutgers University" and send to Linda Bagen (106 Somerset St., 4th Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)



Conference Schedule

From engaging sessions to employer site visits, we're planning it all to make Allerton 2020 a great experience for our B1G10+ colleagues!

We’re working on crafting a truly inspiring, engaging, and impactful conference schedule for our attendees. However, here is a quick look at the general conference schedule which will be finalized in Spring 2020. 


  • 2PM-4PM: Employer Site Visit to Johnson & Johnson Museum ($15 additional fee)
  • 4:45PM: Transportation Provided from Hyatt Hotel to Busch Campus
  • 5:15PM-6:45PM: Welcome Reception & Rutgers Football Shi Stadium Tour
  • 6:45PM-8:30PM: Dinner at the Rutgers Football Shi Stadium
  • 8:30PM: Transportation Provided from Busch Campus to Hyatt Hotel


  • 7:15AM: Transportation from Hyatt Hotel to Busch Campus
  • 7:45AM: Conference Check-In & Breakfast
  • 8:15AM-9:30AM: Welcome & Business Meeting
  • 9:40AM-10:40AM: Session #1
  • 10:50AM-11:50AM: Session #2
  • 11:50AM-12:35PM: Lunch
  • 12:35PM-1:20PM: Keynote
  • 1:30PM-2:10PM: Knowledge Communities
  • 2:20PM-3:20PM: Session #3
  • 3:30PM-6PM: Campus Career Tours with Rutgers Speed Sessions
  • 6PM: Social Mixer
  • 6:30PM-8PM: Dinner and Awards Ceremony
  • 8PM: Night Time Fun Activity


  • 8AM: Breakfast Begins
  • 8:30AM - 11AM: University Best Practice Presentations
  • 11AM: Closing Remarks


During Allerton 2020 you will have the opportunity to explore some of the work of your B1G10+ peers in our Show & Tell — allowing you the opportunity to view marketing materials and career resources from other schools. If you have 100-150 copies of your items that you would like to share, feel free to ship them to our office before the conference and skip the hassle of traveling with them!

Conference attendees will break into three groups and tour three different Rutgers Career Exploration and Success locations on campus. At each location, attendees will be given a brief tour and participate in a 10 to 15-minute presentation on a practice for which Rutgers University is known (i.e., First-year Interest Group Seminars, Career Cluster Communities, and Knights of the Round Table Employer Partners Program). Each group will visit all three locations.

This best practice session will occur during the closing breakfast and consist of multiple 8-minute mini-presentations by your B1G10+ peers on Thursday, July 9 (ending at 11 am). The planning committee is seeking one presenter per university to discuss one best practice each.  For universities with multiple career offices, we ask that you coordinate among your peers to identify one best practice to share. We hope that everyone can stay until the end to support your peers! If you will serve as the representative for your university, please indicate your interest in the conference registration form. We will provide a template for you to use closer to the conference.

Travel Accommodations

Career Exploration and Success at Rutgers–New Brunswick wants to make traveling to New Jersey as easy as possible! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our team at careers@echo.rutgers.edu with any questions you may have.

Whether you’re traveling to our five campuses by train, plane, car or bus, here’s an overview of your transportation options. Rutgers University–New Brunswick is situated at the center of the Northeast Corridor that runs from Boston to Washington, D.C. It's 38 miles from New York City and 65 miles from Philadelphia.

REMINDER: Transportation shuttle service will be provided to each on-campus conference activity location and back to the Hyatt hotel.

By air: New Brunswick has excellent train connections to Newark Liberty International Airport—a major East Coast air hub with many direct flights domestically and abroad. New York’s John F. Kennedy (J.F.K.) and LaGuardia airports are also accessible via car and public transportation. If flying into Newark Liberty International Aiport, you have the option of taking the AirTran to Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Getting to and from Newark on AirTrain is fast and easy. AirTrain Newark provides easy connections to and from NJ TRANSIT, PATH, and Amtrak through one gateway: Newark Liberty International Airport Station. Customers may purchase a ticket to ride on AirTrain from NJ Transit or Amtrak at their train stations, ticket offices or ticketing machines and the AirTrain Newark fee will be included - one ticket does it all. AirTrain is free for on-airport travel and makes frequent stops around the airport including airline terminals, parking lots, hotel shuttle areas and rental car facilities. Payment is made at Airport Station to enter or exit the system. Take AirTrain to Airport Station to connect to NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak. You can take the AirTran from the airport to the Newark International Airport Rail Station and from there enjoy a train ride to the New Brunswick Rail Station, which is a quick walking distance (.3 miles) from the Hyatt Hotel. View more information here about AirTran.

By car: Nearby highways include the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway; Interstate highways 1, 287, 95, and 78; State routes 18 and 130. Follow these detailed directions to the five campuses of Rutgers–New Brunswick from nearby highways:

By rail: New Jersey Transit operates a major station in New Brunswick on the Northeast Corridor line; the station is a short hop from a main Amtrak rail station at Metropark in Iselin. Most NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line trains stop at New Brunswick, which places you directly in the heart of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and a quick walking distance (.3 miles) from the Hyatt Hotel.

Book Room - Here!

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate at the following downtown hotel:

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick  (discount code: RUAllerton)
2 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 873-1234
Reservation Request

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick is located in downtown New Brunswick, the heart of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is 30 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), five-minute walk from New Jersey Transit service into New York City. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to nearby locations.

The cost is $160.00 per night (discount code: RUAllerton). Parking is $15.00 per night. Contact Linda Bagen at linda.bagen@rutgers.edu, if you have any issues or concerns with booking your hotel. Limited rooms are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Transportation shuttle service will be provided to each on-campus conference activity location and back to the Hyatt hotel.

Parking: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick offers a covered garage with 450 spaces. Parking is managed and operated by Citipark, and includes valet and self-parking. Elevators provide direct access to the hotel.  View rates here. There will be transportation provided from this hotel to all conference locations.

Note: If you are paying with a university credit card but won’t have the actual card with you, then it is recommended that you bring a copy of the credit card authorization form from your university.

REMINDER: Transportation shuttle service will be provided to each on-campus conference activity location and back to the Hyatt hotel.

Hotel Parking: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick offers a covered garage with 450 spaces. Parking is managed and operated by Citipark, and includes valet and self-parking. Elevators provide direct access to the hotel.  View rates here.

Beyond Allerton

Not flying out until after the conference is over or landing early and want to explore before check-in? Here are some of our recommendations for exploring beyond the Allerton conference.

Built on the Google Maps platform, our maps allow you to zoom in for a closer look, get directions, and more. Click on your building destination to get its street address, a bird's eye view of your destination, and units located in the building.

Below is a list of our favorite things to do at Rutgers–New Brunswick:

  1. Zimmerli Art Museum: With more than 60,000 works in its collection, this museum at Rutgers is one of the largest and most distinguished university-based museums in the country. It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits world-class artworks for the university community and a large outside audience as well. Headquartered in a 70,000-square-foot facility, the collection ranges from ancient to contemporary art, featuring particularly rich holdings in the areas of French art of the 19th century, Russian and Soviet nonconformist art, and American and European works on paper, including prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. 
  2. Rutgers Gardens: Take a hike, have a picnic, and enjoy one of the largest free gardens in New Jersey. Spread out over more than 180 acres—open seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  3. Rutgers University Golf Course: With over 6,300 yards in length, the picturesque, tree-lined, PGA sanctioned course is a par 71 and offers a challenging layout with four teeing areas per hole. Open to the general public from 6:30 a.m. (6 a.m. on weekends) until dusk.
  4. Kirkpatrick Chapel: Since 1873, Kirkpatrick Chapel has sat on the historic Queen's campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, atop a hill overlooking the Raritan River. Located at 81 Somerset Street, on the elegant Old Queens Campus in the heart of Downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey. The chapel is easily accessible by car, public transportation, or Rutgers campus bus, and visitors are welcome anytime during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  5. Rutgers Cinema: Located on Livingston Campus, Rutgers Cinema is a state-of-the-art, three-screen cinema, hosting first-run movies, film festivals, special events, & more!

View a full list of activities and things to explore at Rutgers here.

The great thing about Rutgers University–New Brunswick is that we're situated only 38 miles from New York City and 65 miles from Philadelphia. Extend your conference trip an extra day or two and explore!

Below is a list of our favorite destinations within the region:
  1. New York City
  2. City of Philadelphia
  3. The Jersey Shore (New Jersey Beaches)
  4. Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island (Jersey City, New Jersey)
  5. Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey)
  6. Grounds for Sculpture (Trenton, New Jersey)
  7. Atlantic City

View a full list of activities and things to explore in New Jersey here.

There are hundreds of restaurants in New Brunswick and the surrounding area, but here are some of our favorite recommendations:

  • Stuff Yer Face
  • Harvest Moon Brewery
  • Steakhouse 85
  • Fatto Americano
  • Tavern on George
  • Catherine Lombardi's
  • Salt Seafood and Oyster Bar
  • Old Man Rafferty's
  • Henry Rutgers Diner
  • Clydz

View a full list of restaurants in New Brunswick here.