Create Your Resume with MEFA Pathway
If you’ve ever applied for a job, you’re very familiar with the format and function of a resume. But did you know that high school students can also use a resume for college applications? And students applying for their first full or part-time job will of course also benefit from a professional, complete resume. MEFA Pathway Your Plan for the Future, our dynamic, updated college planning tool, allows students to create a resume in an easy, intuitive way. The finished product includes a student’s educational, personal, and professional qualifications and experiences, and students can even create different versions to cater to their specific needs.
How to begin
Students can begin to create their own personalized resume in MEFA Pathway by clicking on the Create Profile tab and then either selecting the Profile Details sub-tab or by clicking the green START YOUR PROFILE box. From there, students can fill in their activities, honors and awards, skills and strengths, and employment in each designated section. Over the course of the high school years, students can return to this section to add in new details.
Build the resume
Once students have added personal details to their Profile, they can move to the Resume Builder tab within the Create Profile section. Here, students will see all of the information they inputted into their Profile. Students can check off the information that they would like to include within a particular resume, add an objective statement, select an appropriate template, and then save the resume with a specific name.
Download the resume
From here, students can download the resume as a PDF or a Microsoft Word document.
Students can create as many resumes as they would like and edit current resumes at any time. They can select the VIEW SAVED RESUMES option within the RESUME BUILDER tab to view all created resumes.
It’s helpful for students to keep the information in their Profile up to date so that when a resume is needed for a job interview or college application, they aren’t scrambling to recall all of the great things they have accomplished in the past years.
You can watch our How it Works video to get a quick overview of the other features that MEFA Pathway has to offer. Students can easily create an account and instantly gain access to valuable information and tools. Registering is easy. Students just need to go to mefapathway.org, select I am a Student, and click Register Here. From there, they’ll be on their way to setting the groundwork for a successful college and career pathway.