QUEST Student Organizations
There are tons of ways for QUEST students to get involved outside of the classroom. Below is a list of some of the organizations that students can get involved in. To learn more about getting involved in any of the organizations, contact Rachel DiDonna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUEST Corporate assists with building, managing, and maintaining QUEST's corporate partner relationships. Our second mission, acting synergistically with our first, is to provide QUEST students with exclusive career building opportunities. Throughout the year, QUEST Corporate hosts networking events and workshops in which our corporate sponsors help to build the professional skill sets of our students.
QUEST Creative helps facilitate a diverse set of branding and outreach projects for QUEST. Typical projects range from creating and sourcing gifts for corporate partners to designing QUEST-themed merchandise. Members can expect to develop experience in design, content-creation, branding, and corporate and peer outreach.
QUESTPress is the program's monthly publication designed to communicate with the entire QUEST community which include students, faculty, alumni, corporate sponsors, and parents. It is a way to keep everyone connected. By being a part of QUESTPress, students have a unique opportunity to reach out to these various QUEST affiliates and grow their network. Part of the role of the QUESTPress team also includes building strategies for new ways to engage with the community.
QUEST Recruiting is responsible for promoting the QUEST program to prospective students and encouraging them to be a part of the program. You can get involved with QUEST Recruiting by becoming an Ambassador, volunteering to assist the Recruiting Board with tabling, information sessions, and other recruiting events, or by simply spreading the word about QUEST!
QUESTServes works to connect QUEST students with local communities by providing opportunities to engage, enrich, and empower others through outreach, leadership, and service. As QUEST's newest student organization, members can expect to be involved with the ideation, planning, and execution of each event. Typical projects include business clothing drives, College Park's Good Neighbor Day, partnering with UMD's Food Recovery Network, and creating QUEST teams for Terp Thon and Relay for Life.
QUEST Social plans events for the QUEST community. Past events have included Welcome Back Bowling, QUEST Formal, Student/Alumni dinners, End of the Year BBQ, etc. QUEST Social is focused on creating bonds between cohorts and a community within QUEST.
QUESTech helps engage the QUEST community by providing resources and support for QUESTees interested in learning about technology. Throughout the year, QUESTech holds various tech talks and workshops and even puts on a QUEST-style hackathon. Those interested in development will also have the opportunity to work on building and maintaining the QUEST Intranet. Members of QUESTech can expect to gain experience in organizing complex, large-scale events while developing their software and product management skills. QUESTech is open to members of all majors and backgrounds, and no prior experience is required to join.