Alumni of the Week: Niki Leung ’14

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Syracuse University was an unknown place to me when I arrived (I didn’t even visit the campus!), but it became my home instantly. I created great memories and friendships in Whitman and outside Whitman. A few unforgettable experiences were travelling to Nicaragua and Guatemala with the SIFE/ENACTUS team with Professor Nicholson, going to Nationals with SIFE/ENACTUS, studying abroad in Beijing, and helping women transition from a halfway house to the “real world.”

During my sophomore year, I knew I wanted to work abroad after graduation, so I made sure my internships during college would enable me to do that. I subsequently interned in Hong Kong and Beijing.

By the fall of my senior year, I landed a job at Techtronic Industries (TTI) after graduation. TTI relocated me to Cleveland, Ohio, for a year and then to Hong Kong a year later. In Cleveland, I was on the Product Development/Management Team for the Oreck brand. Once I relocated to Hong Kong, my role changed drastically. TTI is a B2B company, and I was asked to implement a B2C business model for the Hoover® vacuum/air purifier brand in Hong Kong. It was great exposure and had a steep learning curve, but after almost three years at TTI, I decided I wanted a change.

Now, I spearhead marketing for a company called Lightfoot Travel in Hong Kong. Lightfoot is a luxury, tailor-made travel company. My responsibility is to help grow the brand and gain market share in Hong Kong. I have yet to figure out what I want to do in my long-term career, but I believe this is a great next step.

Niki Leung

Niki Leung

Niki Leung is a senior marketing executive with Lightfoot Travel HK. Leung graduated with a B.S in retail management and marketing from the Whitman School in 2014. At Whitman, she was active in SIFE/Enactus, holding various positions as well as being on the presentation team. She was also a member of the Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi. Leung currently lives in Hong Kong and chairs Syracuse University’s local Social and Communication Committee. And avid traveler, Leung feels that Hong Kong is a fantastic jumping off point.
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