It isn’t a secret that PR majors make great friends.
We are outgoing, driven, and full of energy that often spills into various parts of our life.
However, our passion for PR and success can lead to trouble, especially when we are friends with other PR majors.
Suppose your best friend lands an internship that you wanted, or gets to shadow at your dream company before you do?
Situations like these happen often, and it can muddy friendships faster than fights over significant others or shared articles of clothing.
So what can you do to prevent or solve these sticky situations before they arise?
First, it is helpful to have a chat with your PR bestie. Take time to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee and agree upon not letting your friendship be affected by work.
Sure, it may be upsetting for your friends to get opportunities that you wanted, but at the same time, you should be glad that they are able to succeed.
Another step you could take is agree to not apply for the same positions, unless absolutely necessary. In cities, there are thousands of potential internships that can be applied for, and chances are, you and your friend aren’t interested in the same field of PR. By applying for different positions, there will be no hard feelings regardless of the turnout.
However, if you both are interested in the same field or the same company, then it may be best to revert to the first tip, which is agreeing to be happy for each other regardless of the turnout.
Regardless of the situation, remember that you are friends for a reason, and even though the job search may get tough, you have each other for support.
Do you have any stories regarding your love-hate relationship with a friend over a job or internship? If so, we want to hear from you below in the comments!