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 Business Analyst

Cheryl B., MS in Business Analytics 2017 graduate.

Cheryl’s motivation wasn’t necessarily to become a business analyst, it was to create a better life for her family. With hard work, determination and her family by her side, she remained strong and did just what she set out to do.

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Building a Career in Strategic Communications

Matt Besterman with a tabletop model of the LEGOLAND New York theme park under construction.

Matt Besterman, MS ’16, found a dream job where ‘fun’ is in the job description. In May, Besterman was named public relations manager for LEGOLAND New York, the newest location for the theme park inspired by the popular toy.

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How to Become a Cybersecurity RSO

Cybersecurity professionals focus on prevention of cyber-attacks at all levels.

What is an RSO? A “reliability seeking organization,” as described in Vanderbilt Professor Rangaraj Ramanujam’s book, Organizing for Reliability. We tend to think of cybersecurity as black and white; breach or no breach. We often focus on architecture, threats and defenses.

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Pursuing a Passion in Digital Media Design

Michael sits in his design office at QU.

The bright New England sun scorches the asphalt landscape, and instead of bearing its hot and hazy rays, we are in a crisp, air-conditioned office surrounded by the greatest technology Adobe has to offer – where Michael feels most himself.

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Choosing Between an MBA and an MS in Organizational Leadership Degree

Aspiring leader decides to earn her MBA online.

Two of the most popular and beneficial degrees for current or aspiring business leaders are the MBA degree and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. While both can be very beneficial, these degrees are unique and each is tailored for a different audiences.

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Why Earning Your BSN is Important

Nurses earning their BSN learn advanced skills in clinical setting.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) believes that “education has a significant impact on the knowledge and competencies of the nurse clinician.” Earning a bachelor’s of science in nursing empowers nurses to learn new skills to improve patient heath and advance their industry.

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Quinnipiac University Recognized as the Top College in the Nation for Employment

Mentor coaches new teacher in her first years of teaching.

Quinnipiac University is the best college in the nation for employment with an employment rate of 96.10% according to career site Zippia.com. Quinnipiac also ranks among the best in the region for average salary after graduation at more than $63,000.

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A New Model for Teacher Leadership

Mentor coaches new teacher in her first years of teaching.

A new model for teacher leadership is beginning to emerge as the profession is called on to shoulder increased responsibilities while improving teacher effectiveness. 21st century education is calling for all teachers to assume more undertakings from data integration to technology in the classroom to provide a safe climate in an increasingly complicated world.

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Understanding Cybersecurity Work Roles and Job Titles

A new cybersecurity professional is training on software.

The cybersecurity field is so broad that standardized work roles and job titles have yet to crystallize. I see huge variation across industry verticals and between public and private sectors. This blog post is part of my series on understanding cybersecurity career trends.

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The Future of Business Analytics

A team looks at an analytics report on a tablet.

The world of business analytics is evolving at an incredible pace as organizations around the world collect and process more information than ever before. In fact, Forbes.com recently reported, “90% of the data in the world was generated in the past two years alone”.

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