Partner with QUEST

QUEST welcomes the opportunity to partner with organizations interested in contributing to student learning and gaining access to talented undergraduate students in business, engineering, and science. Our corporate partners provide experiential learning opportunities for QUEST students through project sponsorship in both our capstone course and our data analysis course.

Benefits for Your Company:

  • Fresh eyes looking at your company's processes, bringing knowledge of the latest trends in business and technology.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collected from interviews with key stakeholders.
  • Valuable recommendations in terms of improved efficiency, increased productivity, and reduced costs.
  • Opportunity to identify top talent at the University of Maryland.

50+

Annual Experiential Learning Projects

92%

Team Recommendations Implemented

85%

Returning Partners

Interested in a partnership?
Contact Jessica Roffe, QUEST Assistant Director at jroffe@umd.edu or 240-444-4733.

Types of Projects

Process/Timeline

  1. ONGOING
    Corporate partners set up an initial project brainstorming meeting (in person or via phone/teleconference) with QUEST staff and scoping students.

  2. 0–2 MONTHS OUT
    Partners work with QUEST staff to finalize the project scope and parameters and prepare data.

  3. SEMESTER BEGINS
    Partners attend a kickoff meeting on campus with student teams.

  4. THROUGHOUT SEMESTER
    Partners meet regularly with student teams and coordinate site visits and stakeholder interviews.

  5. END OF SEMESTER
    Partners attend the final project presentation on campus and student teams present on-site as well.

  6. AFTER SEMESTER
    Partners complete a post-project call with QUEST staff and post-project survey 6 months later.

  7. TOTAL TIME COMMITMENT

    ~5 hours of prep before the semester (project scoping and information gathering)
    ~1-2 hours per week during the semester (meetings with students and supporting student data gathering)

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