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.

Contact Your Graduate School Admissions Counselor

Contact Your Graduate School Admissions Counselor.

Graduate school admissions counselors know the admissions process, their programs and their university. They are trained experts who will assist you with your research by answering your questions and offer information that may not be found elsewhere. Use them as a resource.

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Improve Your Grit Score

Improve Your Grit Score.

Whether you are pursuing a career in cybersecurity or other fields, a major indicator of your likely success is your personal grit. This post is based on best-selling author Prof. Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (2016); I will explain the importance of grit and how you can improve your score. It is not a brand-new book, but many people are reinventing themselves in a post-pandemic life. Hopefully, this blog and the book will be of value in that process.

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Connecticut’s New Breach Notification and Data Security Laws: Carrots and Sticks

Connecticut’s New Breach Notification and Data Security Laws: Carrots and Sticks.

Two new laws were passed this session by Connecticut legislators; they together make the state a leader in cybersecurity protections for citizens. Bill # 5310, the new Data Breach Notification law, expands the definition of “Personal Information” triggering the required notice. House Bill # 6607 offers reduced liability for businesses that implement standards-based security protection frameworks and still suffer a data breach.

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Making a Difference with an MSW

Making a Difference with an MSW.

Social workers dedicate their lives to helping vulnerable populations in time of need. They assist families and individuals to work through crises and support them while managing everyday problems. In addition, they connect families and caregivers with resources to ensure they are getting appropriate care. Those who practice in this field feel a strong sense of fulfillment in their role and service to others. Earning an MSW affords more opportunities to make a difference in a community.

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Compassion Drives RN to BSN Student to Further Her Education

Brittany Kelly, RN to BSN Student.

While in high school, Brittany volunteered at Seymour Pink, a community based, non-profit to raise money for breast cancer. She was moved as she listened to the stories from patients, survivors and their families. They told the crowd of the compassionate nurses that supported them through their battle with cancer. The inspirational and courageous people compelled Brittany to do something more.

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Reviewing President Biden’s Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO)

Brittany Kelly, RN to BSN Student.

I will commend the Administration for the recent (May 13, 2021) Executive Order aimed at promoting immediate improvements in cybersecurity within government sector and private sector. At the same time, there are areas that need more attention.

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Drive for Equity Motivates Educator

Jakaya Crump, MS in Special Education ‘20.

MS in Special Education from Quinnipiac University to continue her drive for equity in the classroom. Although her journey was not easy, Kaye’s determination to find happiness and success won out. She relied on her past to guide her to a bright future both personally and professionally, and Quinnipiac’s special education program has helped Kaye gain the knowledge and skills to become the educator she feels her students deserve.

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Cloud Computing: The New Plastics

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

In this post, I will look again at my unscientific eight-year survey of jobs in cloud computing and look at SIM’s (Society for Information Management) formal annual survey of IT professionals. Both document the rapid adoption of cloud computing in business.

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Sports Journalism Grad Earns Broadcasting Role for WNBA

Robyn Brown, sideline reporting for the Quinnipiac University basketball game.

Throughout her education at Quinnipiac, Robyn Brown felt inspired and supported to pursue her craft as a sports journalist. After she graduated from the MS in Sports Journalism program in 2019, she earned a position as the team reporter for the WNBA Connecticut Sun and New England Black Wolves.

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Social and Emotional Learning and School Climate Program

Social and Emotional Learning and School Climate Program

Quinnipiac University’s Assistant Teaching Professor of Education Jennifer Dauphinais, Ed.D., coordinator of the Social and Emotional Learning and School Climate program, discusses the importance of this program in today’s schools. Social and emotional learning and school climate programs build strong relationships among students, teachers and the community. Students are taught how to navigate through the complexities of their world by managing their emotions, showing empathy for others, learning how to set and achieve goals, and make responsible decisions.

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