Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center

About MEC

circular logo for BHC Multicultural Entrepreneurial CenterThe 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 MEC coordinator is part academic advisor, business community liaison and career advisor. The coordinator also is responsible for guiding students through Black Hawk College to their career or transfer school.

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Upcoming Events

MEC programs

The Multicultural Entrepreneurial Center (MEC) has many weekly programs throughout the semester. Our usual location is Building 1, Conference Room 382, but be sure to check the details for each program. Registration is encouraged.

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: Drop-ins are welcomed Monday-Friday. Bldg 1, Room 372 or email

Volunteer as a Mentor

Become a Mentee

Explore the World

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: Thursday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Building 1, Room 301.

  • Feb. 1
  • Feb. 22
  • March 7
  • March 21
  • April 4
  • April 18
  • May 2

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Entrepreneurship Workshop

This free program provides an opportunity for students curious about entrepreneurship and/or business.
When: Fridays, 1-2 p.m. Building 1, Room 302.

Join Entrepreneur Workshop


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 1-2 p.m., walk-ins welcome, Building 1, Room 372.

Join Entrepreneurial Leadership & Social Impact or email

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, 2-3 p.m. Building 1, Room 382.

Dates: Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 1, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 12, April 19, May 3

Join Language and Culture Classes

Internship Program

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

Submit interest form about an MEC internship, email or visit Building 1, Room 372 for more information.