Demetrius “Dee” Lovette has been named director of career services at Remington College’s Memphis campus. In the role, Lovette provides job placement services to students and graduates, and works with local employers to assess their workforce needs and provide qualified applicants.
Education and/or work experience: I have more than 12 years of experience working in recruiting and human resources, and I am currently pursuing my Master of Business Administration.
Family: I have a 15-year-old daughter named Amber.
Favorite quote: “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy
Favorite movie: “The Sound of Music”
The sports team(s) you root for: The Dallas Cowboys
What’s playing on your stereo right now? The Weekend
Activities you enjoy outside of work: My daughter is a cheerleader with Memphis Elite Cheer, and I enjoy traveling with the group. I also enjoy volunteering as a greeter with New Direction Christian Church.
What talent do you wish you had? I played two instruments in my high school band and I was also the drum major, but when it comes to music, I really wish I could sing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My grandmother Corine and my mom, Lucille, have always been the strongest influences in my life.
What attracted you to Remington College? I was drawn to Remington College by its mission of providing quality education and services to students while maintaining the highest standards when it comes to ethics and values.
What are your goals in your new position? Even though employment is never guaranteed, as the director of career services, my goal is to provide helpful tools and resources that our students need to write resumes, apply for jobs and learn techniques that will help them during job interviews.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment has been the ability to serve other people.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy motivating and helping students in their quest to find a job that will allow them to utilize the skills they acquired at Remington College.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? I think it’s important for young people to understand that in life “progress is a process.”
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