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.

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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So, You Want to Join the Dark Side of Cybersecurity?

So, You Want to Join the Dark Side of Cybersecurity?

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

No, I don’t mean working for criminal hackers. I’m writing about the security vendor space. There are many opportunities on the security vendor side. Today there are over 2,000 security vendors. Just don’t expect a lot of love from practitioners. You will have to earn it. This blog post will give you an introduction to career opportunities in the cybersecurity vendor space.

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Instructional Designer Shaped by Early Online Experience

Miranda Martin, MS in Instructional Design ‘20

Miranda’s experience as an instructional designer has been shaped from the early 2000’s when Miranda was homeschooled as a high school student. Online learning was an emerging learning modality. As a result, she worked with a variety of platforms, instructors, and education systems. This early experience afforded Miranda the unique opportunity to use her past education to shape her future.

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Leading Change With a Business Analytics Degree

Leading Change With a Business Analytics Degree

Rebecca earned her online MS in Business Analytics from Quinnipiac University. During that time, she applied what she learned in the classroom to her human resource technology team and was given increased responsibilities. Rebecca’s background in information technology combined with her master’s degree gave her solid ground for career growth. Her valuable insights into implementing analytics across departments earned her a promotion.

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