Undergraduate Program

Student Involvement

QUEST Student Committees

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.

QUEST Student Organization

QUEST Student Organization (QSO)

QSO is responsible for planning events for all QUEST students. Past events have included Welcome Back Bowling, QUEST Formal, Student/Alumni dinners, End of the Year BBQ, etc. QSO is focused on creating bonds between cohorts and a community within QUEST. If interested in learning more about QSO or getting involved, contact Sherry Levine (Cohort 26) at sherrylevine@gmail.com.


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. If you are interested in being a part of the team or writing a featured article, email Andrew Jones (Cohort 26) at andrew25596@yahoo.com.

QUEST Recruiting

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! To learn more about QUEST Recruiting or get involved, contact Silvia Caceres (Cohort 27) at silviacaceres24@gmail.com or Noah Vernick (Cohort 28) at nvernick@terpmail.umd.edu.

QUEST Creative

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. For more information, contact Ivy Xia (Cohort 25) at xueting.xia@gmail.com.

QUEST Corporate

QUEST Corporate assists with building, managing, and maintaining QUEST's corporate partner relationships and sponsorships. Our second mission, acting synergistically with our first, is to provide QUEST students with exclusive career building opportunities, unique to our program. Throughout the year, QUEST Corporate hosts the annual QUEST Career Fair and workshop sessions in which our corporate sponsors build the professional skill sets of our students. If you're interested in learning more about QUEST Corporate, contact Michael Vetter (Cohort 28) at mjv628@gmail.com or Olivia Wolcott (Cohort 30) at owolcott28@gmail.com.


QUEST Dev is a team of students who work with members of the QUEST Alumni Board to develop, deploy, and maintain internal web applications for QUEST. No coding experience is necessary to join! Contact Dan Selzer (Cohort 27) at dselzer@umd.edu for more information. 

QUEST Development Series (QDeS)

QDeS seeks to enrich QUEST's academic experience by offering a series of learning modules designed to complement the QUEST curriculum and cover tools and topics not traditionally taught in classes. Through these modules, taught by current students and alumni, students gain hands-on training in design, prototyping, programming, and more that will help them succeed both in and outside of QUEST. Contact Noah Vernick (Cohort 28) at nvernick@terpmail.umd.edu or Ishaan Parikh (Cohort 28) at parikh.i.m@gmail.com for more information.