PE 2021, Low GPA, Non-Target, my chances???

So I started doing some preparation for PE interviews back in April in time for July/August applications. I am really getting worried my odds of breaking in are especially low, because I dont have any relevant internship experience. I also come from a school that has no on campus PE recruitment events, and I have a low GPA. Despite the fact that I have no experience in making kids run laps, and can't run a full mile myself, im really hoping to break in as maybe a 5th grade PE teacher, and maybe one day 6th grade because i've heard that comp is better and a much better work/life balance, and has excellent exit ops to the top tier, aka, highschool.

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Jul 22, 2020 - 7:54pm
FellySmart, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Anything is possible you just have to network. One of my mentors when I was in that stage you're speaking of told me he broke out a map (this is the old days) and circled / highlighted every shop that hired (middle school, high school, elementary) and cold called until he got a job at my place.

Anything is possible you just gotta make it happen bro

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Jul 24, 2020 - 5:27am
Jul 28, 2020 - 5:48am
BSandT, what's your opinion? Comment below:

lol the username really complements your comment


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Jul 23, 2020 - 10:00am

WSO just keeps getting less and less funny..shoutout to the few that actually make me laugh and have a normal, witty sense of humor. This ain't it

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Jul 23, 2020 - 3:29pm
Thundershlong_alpha, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Eh, this joke is overdone but whatever floats your boat, I guess

Superior returns guaranteed
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Jul 23, 2020 - 5:12pm
TrustFunded, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You have to have at least 3 confirmed molestations under your belt before the interview...

Jul 23, 2020 - 7:41pm
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Forget about running laps.

Hands: Make them do excel models without touching the mouse. Legs: mini elliptical that fits under chair Cardio: Make sure that their email pops up with notifications at random asking for work to be done ASAP Diet: Show them the healthiest options they can get through Seamless Weights: Have them lift the jammed printer. Maybe dropping it from their shoulder level will get the printer working again.

Number of reps? Enough to last 70-80 hours a week

This is the real PE class . You show your interviewers this and you'll be immediately given an exploding offer.


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Jul 25, 2020 - 11:26am
surcitycredit09, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Unless you got the connects, good luck young one. I think you need to reevaluate why you want to do PE. PE is all about the relationships.

Jun 5, 2021 - 3:24am
arsenal27, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Am senior graduating next week. PE firm just added to rotational program, managed to sneak in, got offer this week. Shit GPA, non-target, but tons of internships/worked on programming skills/networked...

Jun 5, 2021 - 9:56am
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