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.

From Pre-Med to Cybersecurity

Achsah Abraham, CYB '20.

Not many people can make the leap from pre-med to cybersecurity, but Achsah’s driving force was her curiosity in technology. Once she earned her bachelor’s degree in the health sciences field, Achsah began a search for a graduate program that could turn her interest into a cybersecurity career.

Continue Reading >


Grad Discovers Calling Through MSW Program

Gina Gates, MSW '20.

Social Work is Gina’s life passion; however, it took her an undergraduate degree and some soul searching to figure it out. She always knew that she wanted to help people, and throughout her studies became interested in psychology, criminology and forensic science. Gina put a lot of thought and exploration into how her interests fit together.

Continue Reading >


Don’t Be A Cyberstalking Victim

Woman on her phone with a worried look on her face.

You might think cyberstalking is uncommon but reading through the Department of Justice Computer Crimes press releases shows eight cases in November and October alone. These are Federal law enforcement cases! It’s more common than you think. If you use a computer to harass someone via interstate communication, you may hear from the FBI. Cyberstalking carries a maximum sentence of five years. This blog post highlights what happened to the victims in those recent cases and how you can avoid being a victim yourself.

Continue Reading >


The Right Way and the Easy Way to Dispose of a Computer

Frederick Scholl, Ph.D., cybersecurity program director, Quinnipiac University.

Many people may be looking at year end deals on a new PC or laptop. One question comes up: how to dispose of the old one? Or you may have an old computer accumulating dust in the closet and be wondering how to get rid of it. My heavy desktop PC was cluttering up my crowded home office and I was trying to figure out how to get rid of it. Being a security practitioner, I was faced with how to securely wipe the drive.

Continue Reading >


MAT Program Prepares Grad for the Unexpected

Kim Day, MAT '20.

Kim graduated from Quinnipiac University’s MAT in Secondary Education this year amid the pandemic. Her student teaching was cut short in the spring, but her confidence never wavered. Quinnipiac University School of Education prepared her for teaching in this unexpected environment. Kim shares an important take-away: “I am not going to get it right away. I understand it’s going to take time, but I’ll get there.”

Continue Reading >


Keep the Stuffing for Your Thanksgiving Dinner: Staying Safe This Cyber Monday

Frederick Scholl, Ph.D., cybersecurity program director, Quinnipiac University.

This upcoming "Cyber Monday", November 30th, is likely to break records for e-commerce shopping. At the same time, cyber criminals have been planning to attack for months will also be out in force. This article highlights some steps you can take to protect yourself and your family. High risk events like Cyber Monday are a perfect time to take a break and improve your security defenses.

Continue Reading >


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.

Continue Reading >


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?

Continue Reading >


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.

Continue Reading >


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.

Continue Reading >


Pages:   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9