Jake Coburn

Bio

Jake is a PR Professional and Graphic Designer from New York City. His routes are entrenched in Syracuse where he grew up playing sports seven days a week before leaving that life to pursue design in Philadelphia. Now he holds a bachelor's degree in graphic design from Philadelphia University and a master's degree in public relations from Iona College. As required of all past, present and future Syracuse natives, Jake bleeds orange and will always relish 2003.

5 Ways To Enjoy March Madness For Those Who Know Nothing About College Basketball

By Jake Coburn
The time is almost upon us, when all of our family, friends and coworkers suddenly become interested in a bunch of 18 to 22-year-old men dribbling a ball around and shooting it into a hoop. When some crazy old guy who everyone is oddly obsessed…

The 5 Easiest Ways To Keep Your Love Strong In A Long-Distance Relationship

By Jake Coburn
"Don't bother with a long-distance relationship," they say. "It'll never work," they say. Well, I'm here as a real example to tell you that it CAN work, as long as you are both truly committed to the relationship. I have been with my girlfriend for…

Trump May Make America Great Again, But Not In The Way He Intended

By Jake Coburn
It turns out I, along with more than half of the Americans who voted in this presidential election, were wrong. Trump has, in fact, started to "make America great again." It just maybe isn't in the way he intended. I recently spoke to someone whom…

5 Holiday Gifts For The Clueless 20-Something Shopping For Kids

By Jake Coburn
The holidays can be a pretty stressful time, especially for us non-parents with nieces and nephews. We're not around kids all of the time, so how do we know what they like? What do we get them that will last longer than Christmas day before being…

Easy Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season, So Now You Have No Excuse

By Jake Coburn
Since I moved to New York, I've been able to meet a lot of cool people who are doing great things. Sure, I occasionally run into some celebrities and brag about the encounter to my friends later on. But run-ins with celebs aren't the only cool…

5 Problems Middle Class Millennials Never Thought They'd Have To Deal With

By Jake Coburn
Most people will read the title of this piece and think, "First world problems." But understand that everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, income and every other factor, has their own things to deal with. Millennials who are "lucky" enough…

5 Precautions To Take So Losing Your Wallet Doesn't Ruin Your Vacation

By Jake Coburn
I recently made a week-long business trip to Las Vegas. An all expenses paid trip to Sin City with no limits, sounds like a dream come true, right? I planned for a few hours of work a day followed by nights spent walking the strip, throwing money…

How I Finally Convinced My Apathetic GF To Vote In The Presidential Election

By Jake Coburn
This presidential election season has been one of the most made-for-TV seasons in history. So it's no wonder Millennials have taken such an interest this time around. On the one hand, we have an egotistical, bombastic, inexperienced pathological…

How To Be Successful As The Only Millennial In A Gen-X Workplace

By Jake Coburn
One of the main obstacles for Millennials in the workplace is our inability to connect with the prior generation. I should know; I am literally the only Millennial in my office, and referred to as "Our Millennial" on conference calls. My days are…

Why Not Marrying My Long-Term SO Is The Best Decision We've Made

By Jake Coburn
For some reason, there is this social norm involving marriage. After you've been dating for an extended period of time (or a few weeks, if you're some celebrities), gotten to know a person and maybe moved in with them, the next step is to marry your…