Campus Cutie: Travis Vander Linden

This week's Campus Cutie followed his dreams, came to UNI and got his degree, and is now on his way to starting his post-college career at Principal Global Investors based in Des Moines, IA. This one is a keeper, collegiettes! Meet our newest Campus Cutie- Travis Vander Linden!

Travis Vander Linden

Finance/Real Estate Double Major

Graduating Senior

Current Relationship Status:

Grew up in Des Moines, Iowa

Activities during time at UNI:
President of the Real Estate Club

Why did you choose UNI?
I chose UNI because of a combination of great education and smaller class sizes.

Future Plans:
I am graduating this December and will be working at Principal Global Investors in Des Moines starting in January.

Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
I would have to say that my high school basketball coach had the biggest impact on my life. He gave me direction and a solid foundation at a very critical point in my life.

Where is the most interesting place you have ever been?


The most interesting place I have ever been was probably France. I spent the past summer studying there and it was absolutely beautiful. Not to mention all the history and culture that there is to experience there.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Why?
If I could travel anywhere I think I would go to Africa. I’ve always wanted to go on a safari.

Celebrity Crush:
Julia Roberts because she’s got that natural beauty and you combine that with her acting and its game over.

Christmas plans?
Over Christmas I plan to visit friends, make a trip to Chicago for a weekend, and most importantly relax.

What do you admire most about women?
What I admire most about women is their ability to live with men. I can’t stand living with my roommates so I have total respect for the women who can!

What do you look for in a girl?
For me personally, I’m looking for a woman with high morals, who is social, independent, and who cares about people in general. I love to meet new people, make new friends and I especially love to be there for those people who are hurting. So I would definitely want someone who cares about those things, because I truly believe you can know everything about a person simply by watching how they interact with other people.

Any Final Comments?
If you have not tried the Chicken Caesar wrap at the Maucker Union I suggest you do yourself a favor and walk over there now.