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

How To: Be an International Au Pair

If you’ve been on the internet for longer than five minutes, you’ve seen it. A picture of an impossibly tan, beautiful young woman laughing on a foreign beach, accompanied by the headline “How I Quit My Day Job To Travel The World!” Well, I am that impossibly tan and beautiful young woman, here to tell

How To: Write a Senior Thesis

Senior year of college. The last year of your undergraduate career – potentially your last year of schooling altogether. And standing between you and your diploma is that abstract, anxiety-inducing thing called a senior thesis.   No matter how daunting it might seem at the beginning, I’m here to tell you that YOU CAN DO

How To: Sign the Alphabet

On February 27th, 2016, TWIGG How-To hosted our first American Sign Language workshop in Los Angeles! Thank you to the thirty girls that made it out and showed their support – stay tuned for updates on future workshop dates.   TWIGG How-To was very excited to collaborate with Leslie Stratton, an Angeleno who is passionate