QU Online Blog

The QU Online Blog was created for distance learners to cover topics related to online education, professional development and industry trends. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting a career path, this blog is designed to be a valuable resource for your educational journey.

Loan Repayment: What's the Best Way to Consolidate Your College Loans?

Loan Repayment: What's the Best Way to Consolidate Your College Loans?

February 20, 2017

Once you enter repayment on your loans, you may receive phone calls, letters or see posts from companies asking you if you would like to consolidate your student loans. Even if you are not in repayment, you may have heard radio ads or seen Facebook ads from companies offering to consolidate student loans. It is very important to understand that many of these ads can be misleading.

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Student loans: How much should you borrow for college?

Student loans: How much should you borrow for college?

December 2, 2016

When you open your financial aid award letter, you may find that you have been awarded more than your owing tuition and fee invoice. Students are awarded each year for the maximum amounts they qualify for, even if it is more than their tuition and fee invoice. With this in mind, ask yourself what your long term goals are with borrowing your student loans.

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How a Master's Degree Can Help Develop Leadership in Nursing

How an online MSN program develops leadership skills in nursing

June 8, 2016

If you've been a nurse for a while, it's likely you've thought about advancing your degree and asked yourself: What's the value of a masters in nursing? What can a masters do for me? What are the advantages? And of course, the answer largely depends on what you want to get out of your nursing career. It also depends on what you'd like to be able to give back to the community. But let's start with how a master of science in nursing (MSN) can help you develop nursing leadership skills and grow in your nursing career.

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What Can I Do With a Bachelor of Business Administration?

What can I do with a bachelor of business administration

April 4, 2016

Perhaps you've seen a meme or heard a joke about businesses looking to hire people in their 20s with 30 years of experience. While it's obviously an exaggeration, the thought is certainly rooted in truth. While earning a BBA isn't equivalent to working in business for 30 years, a BBA can prepare you for the business world better than any liberal arts degree and give you the exact skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

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What Exactly Is Instructional Design (and How Can It Help Me)?

What is an MS in Instructional Design

January 19, 2016

Whether you're a K-12 teacher, administrator, or corporate trainer, you already know quite a bit about how people learn – it's in your job description. With instructional design, you can use that knowledge to develop the right educational materials – including websites, apps, online courses, videos, podcasts, games, and social media outlets – to both improve the learning process for your students or employees and help you become more effective at your job.

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The Value of an Online MBA

Why get an MBA

November 18, 2015

There's a lot of speculation about the value of an online MBA. Some say it gives you a competitive advantage in one of the fastest moving fields on the planet. Others say forget it; you don't need an MBA to succeed. But the real answer is this: you don't just need any old MBA – you need the right one.

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Quinnipiac University Ranked Nationally as a Military Times Best for Vets College in 2016

Quinnipiac ranked best for veterans

November 9, 2015

The University ranked 26th among four-year schools nationally and tops in Connecticut in the Military Times media group's Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings released on Nov. 9. The rankings factor in the results of Military Times' annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.

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Quinnipiac University – an official 2015 Military Friendly® School

Quinnipiac recognized as a Military Friendly university

Each year, Victory Media assesses schools, companies and other organizations through their Military Friendly® program. Using the information they gather, they determine which establishments have made significant efforts to provide transitioning veterans with what they need to succeed after service. Quinnipiac University is proud to be included on that list in 2015.

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Quinnipiac top up-and-coming school in the North

Quinnipiac named top up-and-coming university

U.S. News & World Report has once again named Quinnipiac University as the top "Up and Coming University in the North Region" in its 2015 edition of Best Colleges, which was released today. This marks the third consecutive year that U.S. News has bestowed this distinction on Quinnipiac.

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