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.

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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The Importance of Special Education Law to the Evolution of the Field

Judith Falaro, JD, Director of Special Education and Assistant Professor of Education, Quinnipiac University

Judith Falaro, JD, Director of Special Education and Assistant Professor of Education, Quinnipiac University

The origins of special education law stem from Brown v Board of Education, a legal ruling that is still helping shape the field today. Learn about the origins of special education and the importance of special education law today from Professor Judy Falaro.

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Returning to School with a Purpose

Peter Cherepanov, BBA '19, Returning to School with a Purpose

Peter’s story is literally all over the map. He was born in Russia, moved to the United States when he was young, went to high school in Massachusetts, attended university in Canada for a short time, and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration online at Quinnipiac University. He has had quite a journey, and it isn’t over yet.

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Communication Skills for Security Professionals: Part I

Dr. Frederick Scholl, Communication Skills for Security Professionals: Part I

Cybersecurity is, in the end, really about people. Getting them to understand what to do, encouraging them to do it, and following up to make sure it was done. As such, communication plays an extremely important role in the success of the security practitioner. A CISO must communicate with the entire corporation. Only the CEO has greater communication challenges. These challenges are also one of the fun parts of the job.

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What Can a Degree in Health Science Studies Offer?

What Can a Degree in Health Science Studies Offer?

A degree in health science studies provides many career opportunities for the individual interested in clinical and non-clinical settings. Some healthcare providers encourage their employees to earn a bachelor’s degree no matter the years of work experience. For those who are new to the field, there are many opportunities to explore.

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