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 community 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

Upcoming Events

MEC Programs

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 Wednesday from 1p.m to 2 p.m. Bldg 1, Room 382.

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: Tuesdays Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 28 & April 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Building 1, Room 382

Join the ISA

Entrepreneurship & Workshop

This free program provides an opportunity for students curious about entrepreneurship and/or business.
When: Thursdays, 1-2 p.m. Building 1, Room 382
Feb. 9  – Tom Trone from Score.
Feb. 16 – Jo Eckert from SBA.
Feb 23 – Brennen Shmertmann from SBS Financial.

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Entrepreneurial Leadership & Social Impact

Entrepreneurial Leadership & Social Impact teaches you how to make a difference. Join us to learn and meet new friends!

When: Mondays 1-2pm, Building 1, Room 382.

Join Entrepreneurial Leadership & Social Impact

Language & Culture Free Classes

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

When: Fridays, 2-3pm. Building 1, Room 382.

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Internship Program

MEC has internship opportunities are available. Earn college credit while you work and learn in the MEC for the semester.


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For further guidance, please contact Multicultural Entrepreneurial Advisor:

Loredana Cooper | | 309-796-5140