Sooyoung “Nikki” Cheon


BS '13
Where I'm from: Seoul, Korea

My motto:

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” — Tommy Lasorda

What I studied at UB

Why I chose the University at Buffalo
Originally, I came here as student in ELI [full-time English program with the UB English Language Institute], but transferred to UB to get my degree. UB has a great diversity and gives me an opportunity to interact with people from all over the country. Also, the UB undergraduate business program is one of the best.

My campus activities
UB Advanced Honors student, founder of the Buffalo Undergraduate Consulting Club, chief risk officer for the Terese Kelly Investment Group, interned with Ernst & Young in Singapore and the Export-Import Bank of Korea in Seoul.

What I love about UB
The campus and its diversity; the opportunity to leverage relationships with professionals, professors and people with different backgrounds; a lot of on-campus activities that are available all the time.

Favorite place to study
O’Brian Hall

Favorite place to eat on campus
The Commons and Tim Hortons in Jacobs Management Center

Interesting fact about me
I like to sing, rap 2-Pac and dance. I also like to travel. My dream is to travel to all the countries in the world.