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The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Learn about MEFA Pathway’s Discovery Zone Activities for Middle School Students
In this webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, learn how Discovery Zone activities in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, promote early career exploration and introduce students to potential career options and post-secondary planning.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Learn About New MEFA Pathway Features for Middle School Students
In this webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, learn about the new features and functions available for students in grades 6-8 within MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Financial Aid Resources for Department of Children and Families (DCF) Students
Did you know that the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) supports hundreds of foster youth attending college each year? In this webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, Amy Chenette, Adolescent Services Program Coordinator at the Department of Children and Families, educate attendees about resources available to foster youth, how they file the FAFSA as an independent student, how they can get assistance with their FAFSA from DCF, and what scholarships and grants are available specifically for these students.
MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Learn How to Use Labor Market Information to Investigate Your Future with MEFA Pathway
In this webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, learn how four new features in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, can show students how to use labor market information to help guide post-secondary planning.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Supporting Your Students in Making an Informed College Decision
This lesson for school counselors and college access professionals provides a detailed overview of how to support students and their families in making informed college decisions using free web-based tools. The presenters, Richard Lapan of University of Massachusetts Amherst and Tim Poynton of University of Massachusetts Boston, discuss what their research and experience have revealed to be critically important to making truly informed decisions. They also review common myths and misconceptions, and describe seven key questions that can guide the college choice process. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About MEFA Pathway
MEFA Pathway provides a fun, engaging environment where students in grades 6-12 can plan for academic and career success. Join us for a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Learn How to Connect Assessment Results to Career Options with MEFA Pathway
In this webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, learn how the interests and values inventories in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, can help students discover which careers may fit them best. In addition, find out how students can start a careers list based upon criteria specific to them.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Counseling Students with Unique Circumstances
This webinar, presented by Bob Coughlin, Director of Financial Aid at Wesleyan University, Julie Wickstrom, Director of Financial Assistance at Boston University, and Kevin DeRuosi, Associate Director of Special Programs and Compliance at Salem State University, provide guidance for school counselors and college access professionals as you work with families with unique circumstances throughout the financial aid process. Topics include independent students, undocumented students, nontraditional parent families, and financial aid appeals. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: College Admissions Overview
The college search and application process can be overwhelming for students. This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, presented by Andrew Carter, Deputy Director of Admission at College of the Holy Cross, provides key information that will help you guide students through applying to college. Topics include current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of colleges, and the different components of the college application including transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Portal Features and Functions
MEFA Pathway offers an engaging, fun environment where students in grades 6-12 can prepare for post-secondary readiness and success. In this walk-through of the Counselor Portal, you'll receive a comprehensive overview of the features available to educators as they guide and support students.