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.

Cybersecurity Career Strategies: A View from the Top

Top level jobs like CISO are in demand.

The 2019 survey of 793 organizations was published at the end of 2018 and is the latest information on IT trends, including IT security trends. About 50% of CISO’s still report to a CIO and the other 50% are heavily influenced by their CIO; so, the IT Trends Survey is valuable reading for anyone in the security field.

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Craft a New Resume for Graduate School

Admission committee reviewing resumes for graduate applications.

While a personal statement shows your personality, a graduate school resume reveals your professional accomplishments. Ensure your resume works in your favor by reviewing the program and its admission requirements. Use these tips to fine tune your resume so that it is working with the rest of your graduate school application to present the best representation of yourself.

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Protecting Your Small Business From Cyber Scams This Tax Season

Cybercrimes target small business as Congress steps in.

Studies show that, overall, 62% of cybercrime targets were small and medium sized enterprises. Seeing this trend, in 2018, Congress passed the “Small Business Cybersecurity Act” to encourage the development of standards for small businesses. More bipartisan legislation to protect small business is being proposed in the 116th Congress.

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Cybersecurity Career Trends

Quinnipiac University’s Cybersecurity Program Director, Fred Scholl.

First of all, what is driving demand for new cybersecurity professionals? Cyber Seek is reporting 313,735 job openings today4. In general we are witnessing an unprecedented digitization of everything. Cyber risks are multiplying proportionally.

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How to Write a Personal Statement for Graduate School

Begin your personal statement.

A personal statement for graduate school is a compelling narrative that connects the applicant to the program. Like any good piece of writing, you want to grab the reader’s attention and leave a memorable impression. Draw a personal connection through your story-telling that allows the admission committee to know you beyond your grades.

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Cybersecurity Career Strategies: What Not to Do

Know what pathways to avoid when planning your cybersecurity career.

“I took the one less traveled by / and that has made all the difference.” What do these well-known lines by Robert Frost have to do with cybersecurity career strategies? Well, if practitioners today knew exactly what to do, we would not have the continuing cybersecurity risks that we do have.

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Requesting Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School

Women meet to discuss letters of recommendation for graduate school admissions.

When it comes to your application, letters of recommendation for graduate school may be more important to your admittance than you think. Along with your personal statement, letters can separate you from the rest of the applicants.

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Online Learning for Adults: The Reinvented Classroom

Online learning via Lightboard brings depth to lectures.

Distance education has given almost six million students the opportunity to participate in an online class and “85% of Americans enrolled in post-secondary institutions are contemporary (or non-traditional) learners,” according to the Online Learning Consortium report, The 2016 Higher Education Online Learning Landscape.

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Quinnipiac University School of Business Ranked Among Best Online Business Programs

School of Business ranked among best online business programs.

The Quinnipiac University School of Business has once again had both its online MBA program and online graduate business programs named to the US News & World Report Best Online Business Programs lists.

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Building a Successful Professional Network

Building a Successful Professional Network

Whether you are a seasoned expert or just starting out, building a successful professional network allows you to advance your career, find inspiration, encourage mentorship, and explore new career opportunities. In today’s competitive work environment, who you know can be just as important as what you know. In fact, a recent report from Payscale.com shows that as much as 85% of all jobs are filled via networking.1 Knowing how to develop an effective professional network can be one of the most important factors towards achieving your professional goals.

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