Cole Van Gelder is a junior at the Villanova School of Business, majoring in finance and real estate with a minor in international business. He recently studied abroad in London, where he studied alternative investments at the London School of Economics. This experience has inspired him to set a long-term goal of working in private equity and/or hedge funds. He is very interested in financial markets and is particularly fascinated by the infinite cause and effect relationships that exist in the economy. Cole is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Real Estate Society, among other organizations. Athletics have had a large influence on his life, and his favorite sports include soccer, skiing, basketball, and football.