Undergraduate Program

Why Support QUEST?

The Value of QUEST According to Current QUEST Students

QUEST Students"Applying to and joining QUEST has easily been one of the best decisions I've made at Maryland. No other program or organization has offered me as realistic a glance into the professional world or as diverse a learning spectrum as has QUEST. I've been exposed to experiences ranging from improving vending machine design to identifying propaganda in social media, and have had access to helpful resources and encouragement every step of the way. In QUEST, we not only develop but also apply academic, professional, and social skills to prepare ourselves for life beyond graduation.”

Manas Kulkarni; Marketing ’13

QUEST Students“QUEST really reinforces the notion of business-engineering collaboration. We value the fact that business considerations drive engineering innovation, while technical factors also heavily influence marketing and economics. Students get to apply this knowledge through collaboration-based experiences that combine these disciplines.

Jeff Hilnbrand, Mechanical Engineering ’15

QUEST Students“QUEST has truly transformed my college experience academically, professionally and socially. The QUEST learning environment fosters innovation, creativity, and personal growth. Through this program not only have I been able to meet current students outside my major, but being a part of the QUEST community has allowed me to make connections with a diverse set of faculty and alumni who are doing great things while sharing the common bond of being a part of QUEST .”

Shirley Han; International Business ’14

Why QUEST Alumni Choose to Give to the Program

QUEST AlumniAs an alumnus, I look at the QUEST Program as the basis for my business and technical ability as well as the foundation of my professional and social network at the University of Maryland and beyond. I continue to support QUEST because I believe the program’s alumni-student-professor network is something that can become one of the strongest networks within the Smith School of Business and at the University.

– Anonymous, Business ’00

QUEST AlumniQUEST was one of the most memorable and beneficial parts of my college career. I attribute to the program most of the practical knowledge I learned during school that has helped make me successful in my career. It provided me with a community at the University of Maryland in which I met the most intelligent and accomplished people and made some great friends.

– Jenna Cohen, Finance and Operations Management ‘10

QUEST AlumniMy decision to support QUEST can be summed up in a single word: improvement. Whether it is improving a product, process, or some other aspect of life, QUEST gave me the philosophies and tool sets to enhance organizations I have had the privilege of serving. More importantly, QUEST's impact on my career has translated into opportunities to positively impact others. My hope is that this tradition of improvement will continue with each graduating cohort in every sector around the world.

– V-Khye Gideon Fan, Supply Chain Management ‘04