Back to School Essentials – Recommended by The Winging It Girls

Summer is ending and school is approaching! Whether you’re in high school, college, or even getting your Masters – these three articles, chosen by the team at TWIGG How-To, should be on your study list. “How To: Take Notes for Class” – Suggested by Alex. I feel like we all master this skill after it’s too late,

How To: Ask for a Letter of Rec

Recently, I’ve begun my newest job search journey. I’ve been in graduate school all year and have finally reached the point where I am qualified enough to apply for a job as a teacher. Even though I’ve been aware of this reality for months, it’s now here and I can’t help but feel that applying

How To: Get a Job at a Nail Salon

Hi everyone, my name is Nathalie. I’m a nail technician who made a career change after getting tired of office politics. The transition was fairly simple—I worked at my office job during the day and went off to do my nail care courses in the evening. We had several networking events where the employers came

How To: Find a Fulfilling Career

Your work life takes up a good portion of your day, every day. While salary and possibility for advancement are important considerations, it is important to remember that personal enjoyment and fulfillment are also part of the career-search calculus. If you are dreading going to work each day, it may be time to look at

How To: Understand Financial Aid

The deadline to apply for FAFSA is different depending on what state you live in. Check out this website to find out when your financial aid application is due:   For Californians, March 2nd has already passed, but the search and the headache are still not finished. I was the first in my family

How To: Take Notes for Class

For some lucky few, all that is needed for a class is their own ears. Auditory learners can hear a lecturer or teacher explain a concept, and just through paying attention will immediately absorb it and will be able to recall the information later. However, most students need some other catalyst to help transmit the

How To: Work as a Freelancer

One morning, a few years ago, I was in Dallas for a meeting. Even though I lived in Los Angeles and was working in advertising, these out of state meetings were common and it felt like any other day. But this meeting was special, because at 8:59 in the morning, with just one minute until

How To: Become a Teacher in California

So, you have been substitute teaching for a while and, by the grace of some divine intervention, you begin to enjoy it and start to contemplate a career as a full time classroom teacher. Congratulations! The first step to achieving any career goal is to find something you enjoy doing, so kudos to you! Becoming

How To: Take Advantage of the Fulbright Program

Hi TWIGGies! My name is Katherine and I was the Contributor Coordinator for TWIGG’s first year of existence. I’m excited to finally write my first article—even though it took me moving thousands of miles away and changing my lifestyle to get around to it. Intrigued? Read on!   Whenever I tell people I’m currently teaching

How To: Take Out a School Loan

Ah, college. So full of fun and learning and new friends and adventure-and paying tuition! I recently enrolled in a graduate program and have been going through the loan process, myself. I am very fortunate to be a part of a funded program, but unfortunately, my living costs will not be covered. In the past