Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center

The Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center serves students from underrepresented backgrounds, first-generation students and aspiring business entrepreneurs. We work with students on English as a Second Language skills, academic skills, setting up mentoring relationships, setting up business internships and Business students working on computercommunity development opportunities (also called service learning). The coordinator is part academic advisor, business community liaison and career advisor. The coordinator also is responsible for guiding these students through Black Hawk College to their career or transfer school.

Become a Member of the MEC

Interns! The Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center is excited to announce internship opportunities are available. Earn college credit while you work and learn in the MEC for the semester. For more information contact Assistant Professor Ewelina Bergert or Loredana Cooper.


The Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center (MEC) has many weekly programs. All programs will be in Building 1, Conference Room 382. Please click the name of the program that you would like to join and you will be forwarded to the sign-up form.

Multicultural Mentoring Program

This program pairs a professional mentor with a mentee, who is a BHC student and demonstrates interest in MEC. Students learn about the workplace and their chosen field of study.

When: Every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 & 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, and Dec. 6, 13 & 20.

International Student Association

Come listen to informative presentations about countries from members who have been there. Presentations about what there is to do in and around the Quad Cities are also given.

When: Every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 & 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, and Dec. 7, 14 & 21.

Join the ISA

Entrepreneurial & Leadership Meeting and Workshop

This free program provides an opportunity for students curious about entrepreneurship and/or business.

When: These events are from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 20 & 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17, and Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22.

Join Entrepreneur Workshop


Salut, les Amis!

French is a free program also available this semester. Join us to learn with fun games and to meet new friends!

When: Every other Friday from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 14, Oct. 28 and Dec. 9.

Join Salut, les Amis!

Hola Amigos!

Join us for free to brush up your conversational Spanish. You will get first-hand experience about how fun the language-learning experience can be.

When: Every other Friday from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2.

Join Hola Amigos!

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For further guidance, please contact Multicultural Entrepreneurial Advisor:

Loredana Cooper | | 309-796-5140