QUEST is a co-curricular, hand on program that focuses on quality management, process improvement, system design, and real-world problem solving. It combines diverse knowledge and skills to enhance the professional and personal development of its students. Four UMD students, from varying scholastic disciplines, banded together to begin creating Avatar’s ISO compliant quality management system. The teams progress by the end of the semester proved to set a strong foundation for the company to become ISO 9001 certified in the near future.
The QUEST team, which included Avatar’s Summer 2018 intern Devin Rosen, presented their findings and recommendations at the Annual QUEST Conference. The experience was extremely fulfilling and mutually beneficial, offering business experience for the students and real progress for Avatar towards achieving its ISO goals.
As a QUEST sponsor, Avatar is in good company. Other corporate sponsors included Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Leidos, IBM, GE, Deloitte, KPMG, Accenture, AT&T, PWC, Bloomberg, and Booz Allen Hamilton.