IIC: The process of applying for fellowships, using your immigrant story in your role at work, and interview prep tips with Patricia Vazquez Topete

In this episode, we talk to Patricia Vazquez Topete, who works in economic and community development efforts in the banking sector and previously held positions in the governor's office. 


In this episode, we cover:


  • The importance of prepping for an interview and being over-prepared
  • Applying for a fellowship and how it can improve your resume before getting a full-time position
  • How an immigrant background has an impact on your experience at work
  • How to use your immigrant story in your role at your job


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Welcome to the “Immigrants in Corporate” podcast. A podcast about Immigrants and the journey to belonging and thriving in the corporate workplace. Drawing on her experience as an immigrant with years of experience in corporate America, and her current role as a certified diversity professional who is working with global corporations to build a more inclusive workplace for underrepresented employees, Lola Adeyemo is amplifying the voices of immigrants across different geographical locations and within the corporate workplace. This podcast is focused on highlighting the different barriers immigrants face in the corporate workplace and sharing insights for overcoming and thriving at work by leveraging individual uniqueness and cultural background. The discussion will be based on the different categories from the book “Thriving in Intersectionality”.


As an Immigrant in the corporate workplace or an International student looking forward to getting into the corporate workplace in a new country listen in for insights and visit for more information on social media communities and upcoming live events and resources.


Join Lola Adeyemo, each week as she connects you with immigrants who work across different industries and in different parts of the world. Hear their stories and learn how they are working towards belonging and thriving every single day.