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Writing a Personal Essay

11 - 12

College Applications

This lesson is designed to help students gather information and construct a personal essay that is organized in a professional way.

Estimating College Costs - Part 1

10 - 11

Personal Finance, Economics

This lesson is designed to help students understand the factors that contribute to their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and learn about the difference between federal student aid and financial aid offered by a college or university.

Estimating College Costs - Part 2

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Economics

This lesson is designed to help students calculate their own Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and reflect upon what that means for them and their future.

Practicing Interview Questions

7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12

Job Search

This lesson is designed to help students learn that no matter what types of jobs they are interested in—cashier at a grocery store, barista at a coffee shop, or nanny for a family in Europe—practicing interview questions will help them be better prepared.

Letters of Recommendation

10 - 11 - 12

College Search, Scholarship Search, College Applications

This lesson is designed to help students learn the importance of obtaining a letter of recommendation for college and/or a job application.

Using the Loan Cost Estimator

11 - 12

Personal Finance, Economics

This lesson is designed to help students estimate the amount they will need to repay each month after graduation for their student loans.

Applying for College

10 - 11 - 12

College Search and Application

This lesson is designed to help students familiarize themselves with the college application process.

Career Categories

10 - 11 - 12

Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students explore career categories in order to research and prepare for a particular career direction (if not a specific career).

Comparing Colleges

10 - 11 - 12

Social Studies, Career Exploration

Students will compare different types of colleges and aspects of college life including social, economic, and academic factors.

FASFA Worksheet

11 - 12

Personal Finance

Students will estimate how much it cost to go to college, their EFC, and their monthly loan payments.

Finding Satisfying and Rewarding Jobs

10 - 11 - 12

Career Planning

This lesson is designed to help students find future career paths based on what they value in the workplace.

Interviewing Skills

10 - 11 - 12

Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students practice their interviewing skills for a job or college admission interview. Students will work with a partner to practice answering questions for a chosen profession or college/university.

Making Goals and Action Plans

10 - 11 - 12

Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students write SMART goals in several areas (academic, personal, and career) using the MEFA Pathway website. Additionally, students will consider how they will achieve these goals by writing strategies that will help them stay on target.

Planning for My Career

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students explore a variety of careers available using the MEFA Pathway website in order to sort through potential careers, summarize their findings in a presentation, and reflect upon which career they are most drawn to.

The Cost of College

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Econ

This lesson is designed to help students discover the cost of different types of colleges by using the College Cost Calculator in order to compare a variety of college options.

Writing a Resume

10 - 11 - 12

College Admissions, Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students gather information and construct a resume that is organized in a professional way.

Budgeting for the Future

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Econ

This lesson is designed to help students understand the factors that contribute to post-high school costs. Students will brainstorm and research elements that contribute to expenses after high school and will create a budget in order to plan for the yearly cost of post-high school life.

Civic Participation

10 - 11 - 12

Social Studies, Civics, Career Exploration

Students will learn about community service opportunities in their community, choose one of interest, complete any requirements, and create an entry on the MEFA Pathway website after they have completed their service activity.

Get to Know Yourself

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students determine their likes and dislikes in order to summarize their conclusions in a presentation about their interests, values, and potential careers.

Using the Loan Cost Estimator

11 - 12

Personal Finance, Econ

This lesson is designed to help students estimate the amount they will need to repay each month for their student loans after graduation.

Test Preparation

10 - 11 - 12

Test Prep Courses

This lesson is designed to help students explore career categories in order to research and prepare for a particular career direction (if not a specific career).

Understanding Loans

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Econ

This lesson is designed to help students learn to understand the role loans play, how they are different from other financial aid, and what types of loans might be available for them.