News at Smith

QUEST welcomes two cohorts of students

Sep 04, 2013
Experiential / Reality-based Learning


Eighty-eight students joined the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) program this year, kicking off the semester with an orientation to their new program. 

QUEST is a multidisciplinary, reality- centered program for University of Maryland undergraduates from three participating schools. Students participate in a challenging course of study that focuses on innovation, quality systems management and teamwork and co-curricular programming aimed at bringing diverse knowledge, skill and perspective to enhance their professional and personal development. 

This year marks the first year during which QUEST has two cohorts of students, with Cohort 21 having 43 students and Cohort 22 having 45 students. Each cohort participated in a separate orientation, from August 28-29, and August 29-30, respectively. 

Both orientations were held at Camp Letts in Edgewater, Md., and were designed to allow the students to get to know one another, familiarize themselves with the program and meet QUEST faculty and staff. Each cohort participated in ropes course challenges, joined in team building activities and worked in groups on a pilot project.


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