Why Join?

Here's what Spring 2019 graduates said about QUEST:

"I would not be the person or professional I am today without QUEST. The networking, presentation, critical thinking, and teamwork skills I have developed from QUEST are invaluable." 

Students 

 Students

"Because of QUEST (especially my experience in 490H), I feel more than prepared to enter the workforce and make a positive impact in my company. Other than skills and knowledge, some of my best friends are from QUEST."

"QUEST provided me the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with people from many differing backgrounds and skill sets, which helped me become a better team member. Without a doubt, many of the things I've learned and people I've met through QUEST will continue to be very important to me in my future."

Students 

Students

"QUEST is the most incredible learning opportunity in every capacity. I love that QUEST is truly an approach to problem solving and teaches students skills that are extremely adaptable in many environments."

"QUEST has truly been one of my most valuable college experiences. In addition to making lifelong friends, I have also participated in numerous professional experiences that have helped me build my resume. QUEST has provided me with life changing experiences, and I value being a lifelong member of the QUEST community."

 Students

Students

"I made great friends, connections, and was inspired to pursue a path different than the typical Mechanical Engineering path from all that I learned and was exposed to through QUEST. It really set me up for a great career!"

"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