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Gorick Ng

Harvard Career Advisor, Best Selling Author & First-Generation College Graduate


Gorick Ng is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right. Gorick Ng is a career adviser at Harvard College, specializing in coaching first-generation, low-income students. He has worked in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group, investment banking at Credit Suisse, and is also a researcher with the Managing the Future of Work project at Harvard Business School. Read More >

Previously, Gorick served as an Employer Engagement Specialist at The University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he supported the University’s talent pipeline development efforts with the Boston business community. Gorick has also worked as an advisor for youth employment policy for the Government of Ontario (Canada), and education policy at the Toronto District School Board (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Gorick was named one of TIME Magazine’s top 25 future leaders from around the world in 2009. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Financial Times, the New York Post, CNBC, and more.

Gorick graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Government from Harvard College and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success.

Gorick Ng, a first-generation college student, is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

The Unspoken Rules

The Unspoken Rules That Lead to Top Career Success

Speech Topics

How to Manage More Effectively & Inclusively

People don't leave companies; they leave managers. Unfortunately, the vast majority of managers get zero training, leading to management through trial and error. In this session, Gorick shares the most common frustrations managers have towards their teams - and how tiny tweaks in one's management approach can help leaders help others help themselves.

How to Reach “Level 7 Ownership”

What separates star performers from the rest? An ownership mindset. In this session, Gorick demystifies what ownership looks like and sounds like, from "level 1" (how school conditions us to behave) to "level 7" (what star performers do subconsciously) in some of the most common scenarios at work, from asking for help to managing projects.

How to Take Control Of Your Career

If you want it, you have to strive for it. If what you want doesn't exist, you have to create it. If you aren't sure you can have it, you have to ask for it. In this session, Gorick shares strategies for how to take your career development into your own hands.

How to Level the Playing Field at Work by Speaking the Unspoken Rules

What drives low employee engagement and turnover? Bias, discrimination, and hidden expectations, all of which create an unlevel playing ffield between "insiders" who get ahead and "outsiders" who don't feel a sense of belonging. In this session, Gorick deconstructs common scenarios at work, from meetings to small talk, and speaks to how speaking the "unspoken rules" can create a more inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

How to Be A Leader Wherever You Are

All of us want to do purposeful work. Few of us know where to begin. In this session, Gorick shares practical strategies for making an impact, inspired by stories of professionals who've made it work.