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.

Becoming a Physician Assistant: Leading by Example

Mark Turczak BS ’12, MHS ’14, PA-C.

For Mark Turczak, Quinnipiac University is a family affair. Both Mark and his brother, Andrew, graduated from the Quinnipiac University’s physician assistant program and are now practicing PA's in Connecticut. Mark’s brother shared stories about his life on campus, in the classroom and the work he did during his clinicals. Those inspiring stories caught Mark’s attention and led him to Quinnipiac and a seat in the Entry-Level Dual-Degree BS/Master’s in Physician Assistant program.

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Choosing the Best Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Program

Frederick Scholl, Ph.D., Cybersecurity Program Director, Quinnipiac University.

You have decided you are interested in a cybersecurity career path. You already have an undergraduate degree. You may be coming from a hard-core tech background in computer science or engineering, or you may be coming from related fields in business, healthcare or criminal justice. There are dozens of cybersecurity programs out there, so how do you decide?

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BBA Unlocks Opportunities

Barbara Pincione, BBA ‘19.

Barbara and her husband moved from Italy to the United States to begin a new life when she was 30 years old. She worked in the travel industry in Italy and continued in the same line of work when she came to the United States. She knew that education was paramount in furthering her career. Although there were hurdles, Barbara focused on the opportunities a Bachelor of Business Administration degree can unlock.

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Early Influences Shaped Cybersecurity Professional

Linda Thomas, MS in Cybersecurity ‘20.

Linda was introduced to computer programming at her technical high school. It was there she became interested in computers; however, she could not have imagined she would become a cybersecurity professional. She joined the U.S. Air Force where she completed her bachelor's degree and gained valuable work experience which became the foundation of her professional career.

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How to Avoid Being Scammed by Fake Web Pages

Frederick Scholl, Ph.D., Cybersecurity Program Director, Quinnipiac University.

You may think you are safe while online, but there are millions of scammers that take advantage of unsuspecting people. If you know what to look for, you are in a better place to protect yourself from phishing emails, bad domain names, and fraudulent content. QU’s Dr. Frederick Scholl shows you how to avoid being scammed online.

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DNP Student Committed to Improve Community Health

Leonile Scott, MSN '06 and her family.

Leonile realized the impact she could have on her community by earning her Post-Master’s Doctor in Nursing Practice when she participated in an outreach program delivering food to people in her own community. She knew there was a need, but never imagined the profound impact it would have on her. A DNP in leadership will continue to shape Leonile’s work.

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OTD Grad Fulfills Goal of Becoming a Professor

Tracey Zeiner, OTD ’17, OTR/L and Nibs, her canine companion dog.

Throughout her 25-year career, Tracey worked with a variety of populations and felt fortunate that she could reinvent herself as an occupational therapist by working with pediatrics, geriatrics, and home care clients. This kept her fresh and always learning something new about her profession. When she became a fieldwork educator, she made a powerful connection to teaching students.

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A Graduate Degree in Nursing Fulfills Calling

Leslie Collins at her Quinnipiac University graduation.

Fulfilling her calling of becoming a nurse has always been on the forefront of Leslie's mind, which is evident in how far she has come from high school to earning her Master of Science in Nursing degree at Quinnipiac University. Her journey was neither easy nor direct, but she stayed focused on what is important to her – family and education.

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Developing Your Portfolio of Soft Skills for Cybersecurity

Developing Your Portfolio of Soft Skills for Cybersecurity

You have been hearing about the importance of “soft skills” forever. In fact, you are probably tired of hearing about soft skills. But don’t stop reading in this blog post yet. I’m going to share some hard information about those soft skills you need and how to obtain them. These are the soft skills that will help you further your career in cybersecurity and other areas of information technology.

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MS in Cybersecurity Creates Opportunities for Graduate

Andre Abbott, MS in Cybersecurity '20., MS in Cybersecurity Creates Opportunities for Graduate

Andre knew he wanted more out of his information technology degree, and so he turned to Quinnipiac University’s online MS in Cybersecurity program to learn how to defend against cyber-attacks. He is now a security professional who is eager to build on his already vast experience.

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