Why Join?

Here's what Spring 2020 graduates said about QUEST:

“The people in QUEST are unlike any others I’ve met at UMD. It feels so inspiring to be surrounded by so much perseverance and talent in every class I'm a part of.” 

Students 

 Students

“I really enjoyed the opportunity and faith the students were given to work with real-world clients. I was able to apply the very things I learned from my lectures into action so I felt I was actually making a difference with my innovative ideas and solutions.”

 “I enjoyed the immediate sense of community and support in QUEST. No matter what the topic at hand, I knew I could count on QUEST members to help, whether it was related to class or not. I wouldn't be where I am socially or professionally without QUEST.”

Students 

Students

“QUEST taught me so many skills I find myself using all the time in my regular work. From presentation making to writing a statement of work for client engagements, I constantly find myself referencing QUEST materials and past projects.”

“QUEST allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone. QUEST truly gave me an advantage in the areas of public speaking, teamwork abilities, and networking capabilities that I otherwise would not have seen in Mechanical Engineering alone.”

 Students

Students

“QUEST really jump started the professional mindset I now have. It was hard for me not to talk about QUEST, whether to recruiters, incoming freshmen, or friends. Without QUEST, I don't think I would have the tools to properly apply my computer science major in the real world.”

"QUEST helped me define my passions and gave me an outlet to explore them as well as surrounded me with a bunch of passionate individuals who were supportive and amazing."

 Students

Students

"I learned many valuable skills in QUEST that I will use throughout my career such as how to make a professional presentation and interview. If I had not joined QUEST, I don't think I would've learned these skills in my major courses." 

"Because of QUEST, I have an extensive network of people, both personally and professionally, that have added significant value to my time at UMD."

 Students