The Interns: Trick Shots

Planet X is feeling sentimental during this week's episode of The Interns because it is the last one before the season finale. To brighten their spirits, they took a quick break to shoot some hoops. The clip below shows some highlights of their break.

With only one week at HLK, Planet X wanted to provide their audience with a special treat. We have answered TWO deep questions that reflect our personalities. These two questions are: "If you were stuck on a desert island with a record player and could bring one album with you, what album would you bring?" and "If you were a dog what type of dog would you be and why?"


It’s crazy to think that we only have one more week left at HLK! The time has flown by and I have really enjoyed my experience so far.  This week we had our first practice pitch for this project. We received a lot of great feedback which will help us create a better presentation for the final pitch.  We definitely have a lot of work to do this next week! There have been a lot of new puppies here at the office, and it’s always fun when they come say hi to us!

If I was stuck on a desert island, I would bring One Republic’s album “Oh My My.” Not only is it my favorite album, but Ryan Tedder has a very loud and powerful voice which could hopefully help me get rescued.

If I was a dog, I would be a chocolate lab puppy because I am trusting, small, loyal, and friendly.



Rise. Grind. Rinse. Repeat. Or at least something like that.

This past week has been challenging and insightful. I think above all else it has revealed to me the reasons why I love advertising. Coming out of our practice pitch, our team was kind of down. We didn’t have as strong a presentation as we wanted and we had to go back to the drawing board for a lot of our work. We rebounded with some much needed Mission Taco for lunch and came back firing with creativity. Our whole demeanor changed and we have been excitedly working to make our deck the very best that it can be. It’s hard to take something that seems square attempt to put a creative spin on it, but truly great advertisers never get stuck on where to pivot in a project. It is my sincere hope that Planet X will rise to be great as we race towards the finish of this project and our time at HLK.

If I was stuck on a desert island with a record player and could bring only one album with me, I would definitely go with Leon Bridges Coming Home. It has a nostalgic 60’s diner, roller rink, and letterman jacket feel but it also brings in modern electric/acoustic touches as well. Leon’s voice is silky and makes you want to drive in the sunshine. Or I guess, in this case, just to be content to sit on the beach and jam out.

If I were a dog I would be a golden retriever. They love people and are loyal. They are always down for an adventure and they sniff out any and all fun to be had. Retrievers are also powerhouses in the water and I love to swim so it would work nicely.



I can’t believe week 5 is already coming to an end. This internship has been so rewarding and I am going to cherish my last week as an intern. I plan on going to as many team lunches as possible to maximize our bonding time. We have been diligently working on our final project and I think our mentors will be blown away by our final presentation next week. There is still a lot to do, but I can already see how nicely our pitch deck is coming together. It will be hard to top our last pitch, but I am definitely looking forward to seeing the final product.

If I could have one record with me on a desert island, it would have to be Take Care by Drake. This was an obvious choice for me. I am even listening to this album as I type now. I honestly can’t name a bad song on the album. There is a perfect variation of upbeat and sentimental songs to mirror my emotions, which I imagine would be all over the place while stranded on an island.

I have put a lot of thought into what dog breed really represents my personality. I would have to be a brown Pomeranian. I believe anyone who sees the picture I provided would have to agree. Pomeranians are not too big, but not too small. They have an outgoing personality and love being around all of their dog pals, just like me.



This week was our first practice pitch. We received a lot of feedback on the direction of the project from our mentors and have been busy coming up with new ideas and how to execute them. It almost doesn’t seem real that this is our fifth week of the Launchpad internship. Time has really flown by. I have really learned a lot and really fallen in love with the office here. I have been able to meet so many experienced professionals here, learn about their experiences, and get plenty of great advice. It has also been very exciting to be able to work alongside my fellow interns on these projects.

If I was stranded on a desert island with a record player and could only bring one album with me, I would absolutely have to bring Radiohead’s 1995 album The Bends. Even though this album is 23 years old, it still resonates with me. It stands out to me as Radiohead’s finest work creatively and emotionally. It is also one of the very few albums that I can listen to in its entirety without skipping a track or hitting the next button.

If I was a type of dog, I would be Boston Terrier because Bostons are very funny and clownlike with very expressive faces. They’re hilarious little clown dogs. As shown in my dog meme below:

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This week was our second to last week and I’m pretty sad this experience is almost over. I’ve enjoyed my time at HLK so much that I’m not ready for it to be over. But, I will make the best of the time we have left and give all of my energy to our final project! There’s still so much to do for the project and I know this last week will fly by.

If I was stuck on a deserted island with only one record, I would have Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. This album would keep my spirits up and give me the needed confidence to survive on this island.

If I was a dog, I would be a french bulldog. More specifically, a sleeping one. I’ve always loved frenchies and feel I best identify with their fun personality. They can be very energetic at times but will often sleep the day away and nothing sounds better than that.

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Week 5 is officially coming to an end, and it is definitely bitter sweet. While I am sad that this experience is wrapping up, I am grateful for the time I have spent at HLK getting to know my fellow interns, and getting the chance to work at an incredible company. With only one week left of being an intern, I am going to use this time to continue to learn as much as I possibly can. This next week we still have a lot to accomplish and I cannot wait to see how our final project develops in these final days.

If I was ever stranded on a desert island, which I truly hope never happens, and I could only bring one record album with me, without a doubt I would bring Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumors. This album has always been my favorite and it brings me joy.

When asked, “if you were a dog what type of dog would you be,” it is a simple answer, I would not be a dog, I would be a cat. While not everyone is a cat person, I most certainly am. Yes, I still love dogs very much, I am not crazy. I would just be a cat instead, I am loyal to those I am closest to, while it sometimes takes me longer to open up to those who I do not know well. I enjoy basking in the sun, just as many cats do.

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