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Career Hello Mursu!

Welcome to KY 8 What is KY? 9 Benefits of becoming a KY member 10 KY organization 11 A glance into the history of KY 14 Probba 15 Mursu Passport 16 KY Year 18 Events 21 Aalto Community

Come along! 24 Subcommittees 26 Projects teams 28 Committees 31 Subject clubs 34 Sports clubs 37 Other clubs 40 The Representative Council 42 Kylteri magazine

Studies 46 48 50 53 54

Studying at Aalto BIZ Your student union, AYY Three campuses – one KY International opportunities Everyday life of a student

60 Aalto BIZ Career Services 62 The Finnish Business School Graduates 63 aTalent

KY Office 66 KY board 68 Academic affairs 70 Communications 72 Community 74 Corporate relations 76 KY Foundation 78 Staff

/// 79 Vocabulary 82 KY on social media 83 KY member benefits 84 Tutors 85 Partners





elcome to the best student organization in the world. For 106 years KY has been a trailblazer in Finnish society. We built AmerTupakka, owned Marimekko, were a part in founding the first commercial television station in Finland and in founding Radio City, the oldest commercial radio station in Finland. We owned our own publicly traded company and the best nightclub in Helsinki. We have our own building in the middle of Helsinki and are now in the process of building another one in the heart of Otaniemi. You are now a part in the continuum of over a hundred years of leaders, professionals and people of unforgettable character. KY is a community that prides itself for being active and pragmatic. We are a community that supports one another, embraces new ideas and thinks progressively. We are a force in everything we do, from the Aalto community to influencing the field of business studies in Finland. Throughout the years, KY has offered its members unparalleled opportunities for personal growth, but our main strength is in our community, friendships and togetherness. So, what does it mean to be a KY member? A perfect way of summing up the KY spirit is a positive can-do attitude. KY members are doers and free thinkers, who change the world around them. We are the leaders and business professionals of


tomorrow, with an entrepreneurial spirit and the capability of looking at the big picture. Here you can try and fail. Learn new things. And show the Finnish society what business students are capable of. Now is the perfect time to seize the opportunity and join the activities. KY has a huge number of clubs, subcommittees, subject clubs, committees, project groups and positions of influence to suit every taste. And if you can’t find one you like, grab a few friends and found your own club; we will help you and provide you with funding and free spaces. You will gain friendships that last a lifetime and perhaps pick up a few useful skills along the way. And if you’d like to think about it in pragmatic terms, here’s a great quote by Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones: “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” So be both a bookworm and a gluntti (you’ll know what a gluntti is soon enough). But most of all, have fun. You’ll only get to enjoy your student years once, unless you enjoy them twice like me.

Jyri Heimo Chairman of the Board



WELCOME TO KY The business students in Helsinki, and now also in Espoo, have stuck together already for over a hundred years. Throughout its long history, KY has formed a colorful and traditional culture, one which students still enjoy today. From parties to the KY ribbon, from overalls to the Wappu picnic – KY’s traditions are respected and they are valued as the basis of our rich student life. Turn the page to get to know your very own student community!



WHAT IS KY? For the next few years to come, Aalto University Business Students, or KY, will be the home and community to you and your fellow mursus. Founded in 1911, KY has ever since provided its members with services and benefits, student advocacy and memorable experiences, as well as friendships that last a lifetime. KY exists solely for - and because - of its members. Many students choose to volunteer their time and know-how to help run, for example, KY’s associations, committees and project teams. Every degree student at Aalto University School of Business may join KY. The membership is free of charge. KY Foundation, for its part, was founded to support the students of Aalto University School of Business. The foundation distibutes grants and subsidies, for example, to KY’s associations, individual projects and students going abroad for an exchange period. Read more about KY Foundation on pages 76-77.


The following pages introduce you to the different parts of KY familiarize yourself with the organization to be able to make the most out of your time here. Mursu, welcome to KY!


3400 members


106 years


59 associations


8 board members


9 employees


3 locations


Hundreds of volunteers

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR LIFE AS A STUDENT As a KY member, you will be a part of a 106-year-old student community, with rich traditions and culture. You will have the right to wear our dollar-green overalls and to attend events meant exclusively for KY members. You get the right to join e.g. KY’s committees as well as other extra-curricular activities, and will most likely make many friends for life.

DISCOVER CAREER-RELATED OPPORTUNITIES KY works closely with Aalto University School of Business to ensure that students’ rights are upheld and that you get the most out of your studies. KY is also active in providing its members with career-related information in the form of, for example, alumni networks and various events introducing you to the business world. KY offers you a chance to develop professionally and to start to forming the network for your future career.

JOIN KY, IT'S FREE You can register as a KY member at When filling out the signup form, tick the box ”I want to order Monday Mail”. Monday Mail is KY’s weekly newsletter sent straight to your e-mail. There you’ll find the upcoming events, greetings from our partners and other important information.

FLASH YOUR KY STICKER Once you have received your student card, pick up a separate sticker at the KY office to be able to prove your membership. If you have downloaded the Frank App, KY sticker should appear to your digital student card automatically. Also, before receiving the official card you can already get access to the benefits by having a KY stamp on the receipt of the paid AYY membership fee.


Scholarships and grants e.g. for international exchange studies (page 53)


Discounts at various shops, services and restaurants (page 83)

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Confidential legal advice free of charge (page 57) Educational advocacy (page 68)


Right to wear KY’s dollar-green overalls and place the KY cockade to your graduation cap.


Right to attend events such as Boston Night and KY’s Annual Ball





KY ORGANIZATION MEMBERS about 3400 members


> REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL The representative council is KY’s highest decision-making body. The representative council of the association also acts as the supervisory board for the KY Foundation.




THE BOARD A board of 6 to 10 members answers for KY’s actions and uses the general command and executive power.

Subcommittees Clubs Subject clubs

SECRETARIES AND KY OFFICE KY secretaries and other staff run the daily life and administration at KY, as well as help in e.g. member issues. Secretary General is the head of KY office.

ADMINISTRATION Administrative Manager Administrative Assistant











PROBBA Probba ry is the student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus.

Art Director IT Coordinator PR & Press Officer Sales Coordinator Secretary for Clubs and Societies Secretary for Cultural Affairs



An independent student magazine published by the KY Foundation.


KY FOUNDATION In the Foundation for Business Students in Aalto University the highest decision-making power is with the board. The supervisory board guides and keeps a check on the activity, whereas the Managing Director runs the daily operations. The foundation gives out exchange grants and economically supports the association.



A GLANCE INTO THE HISTORY OF KY 1910s: KY’s first steps The Helsinki School of Economics Student Association (Kauppakorkeakoulun Oppilasyhdistys) was founded on October 7th, 1911 as a student association for the first Finnish speaking university-level business school. During its first years, the union had only around 70 members, and limited financial resources made operating difficult. KY’s flag, student ribbon and emblem all date back to the start of the student union, and are still used to this day. 1920s: Partying despite the prohibition In 1923, the name of the association was changed – Helsinki School of Economics Student Union (KY) was founded. The prohibition of alcohol created its own set of challenges for KY’s active cultural sector, but thanks to clever students, one did not have to merely sip lemonade at parties. In 1927 Bonsdorff, the dean of the university, gave the student union its own space – a school courtyard building. The dream of building a house of their own, however, had started to develop in the students’ minds. 1930s: KY Building in the horizon Financing an own building was a long process. Several fundraisers were organized, with a raffle being the tip of the

iceberg. The tickets were in high demand: according to the news, during a local break-in the burglar had only stolen KY raffle tickets. At times the depression drove the entire construction project into a difficult situation. Fortunately, willpower, hard work and a pinch of luck led to success and a land-purchasing agreement was finally signed in 1939. Construction planning commenced immediately. 1940s: KY Building is completed During World War II the school’s doors were open infrequently. Thanks to KY, students at the front were sent study materials to be able to continue their studies even during the war. Even though the war had slowed down the construction project, the KY Building was finished in February 1940, and the first ever KY Annual Ball was held right away. Traditional events, such as Mursujaiset and Wappu, too, were organized despite the war. Soon after the building was completed, a few lucky KY members had the chance to move into their new homes on the top floors of the building. The apartments were scarce and the price was staggering compared to the average city rental prices. In addition to the apartments, KY’s own club space was opened in the building.


12 1950s: To top off, smoke a Boston! In post-war Finland the time was spent rebuilding the society and the economy. As the business degree was changed to a three-year model, KY’s member base grew instantly from a few hundred to over a thousand members. KY’s first achievement in commercial entrepreneurship was founding the tobacco corporation Amer-Tupakka Oy in 1950 and, thanks to cunning marketing, Amer’s Boston cigarettes quickly grew to be a widely popular brand. In public, KY and Boston were quickly connected – events such as Mursujaiset and Wappu were sponsored by Boston. Club activity started to show signs of life in the 1950s. KY’s sports club was in its golden age, and in many academic leagues KY was often unbeatable. KY Sanomat, a magazine with two publications a year, was also established in the 50s. 1960s: The decade of Finnfocus and television The huge export trade show, Finnfocus, held in London in 1968 is the biggest event in KY history. KY rented M/S Finnpartner from Amer, and the ship sailed to London to promote Finland and Finnish companies internationally. The project was a bold and risky investment, which fortunately ended up creating a lot of positive publicity for the student union. During the 60s KY was also active in the TV business: KY was a share-holder in Tesvisio, the company behind the first commercial TV channel in Finland. Student numbers increased quickly at the beginning of the 1960s and housing challenges grew, especially in Helsinki. To find a solution, KY started building student housing on Ruusulankatu in Töölö. 1970s: Turning KY Building into office space Student union activities became all the more political in the 70s. Political battles and, as a result, frequent changes in the KY board depict the time at KY. KY members’ problems with apartment availability continued, even though the Vaasankatu student dormitory was completed in 1970. A hot topic was the fate of the KY Building – should existing student housing be kept or should the building’s financial potential be better utilized? After a long debate, KY finally decided to change the building’s dormitory into office space. This worsened students’ housing situations temporarily, but in the long run turned out to be a profitable solution. 1980s: From pinstripes to overalls and politics to partying The student union’s activity wasn’t as political in the 1980s as in the previous decades. In the 1980s, KY members partied at the student union’s own restaurants – one of the most


13 popular nightclubs of the time, KY-Exit, was located in the KY Building. The use of overalls became more common as student life came closer to what it is today. In the whirlwind of the casino economy, KY began to diversify its stock ownings and KY-owned companies were run through the Ekomen Group. Professionals were hired to lead the previously student-run businesses. KY was also active outside the student union, and the media diligently followed KY’s affairs. KY continued searching for its limits and offered financing for creating a new radio channel, Radio City. Ultimately, the channel was discontinued in 2006, after over 20 years of continuous broadcasting. 1990s: Emerging from depression The deep depression in Finland at the beginning of the decade severely affected KY. The Ekomen Group declared bankruptcy in 1992 and KY struggled with grave financial difficulties. To balance its finances KY sold its stock holdings in Amer. The representative council’s meeting leading to the decision was followed by the national news. During the 90s students’ rights were closely monitored as times were exceptionally rough. International activities became livelier in the 90s, and environmental issues emerged into discussion. The decade was labeled by organizational reform and the search for a better service portfolio. KY made further real estate investments as a response to students’ bad housing situations. 2000s: KY in the new millennium Increasing the service level was a major focus point of the first decade in the new millennium. In this spirit, KY created a fund for international exchange, from which all the students going on an exchange received a compensation for their traveling expenses. In addition, the apartment offering kept on expanding when new apartment buildings were fi-nished in Arabianranta in 2006 and Arkadiankatu in 2009. 2010s: KY as an association As Aalto University and Aalto University Student Union were founded, KY’s status as a student union was retracted. KY as an association started its operations on the first of January 2010, and during the first years, KY searched for its place in the new union and looked for new directions. KY Foundation started operating in 2010. In 2015, after more than 100 years in Töölö and 75 years in the KY Building, KY expanded to Otaniemi and focused the majority of its activities on Otaniemi campus. Also the year 2016 was historical as the name of the association was changed to Aalto University Business Students.



PROBBA The beautiful capital of Southern Savonia has been home to the northern campus of Aalto University School of Business for almost 30 years. Probba ry is the student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus.

We are the only entirely English-speaking Bachelor’s degree programme in business and we have altogether around 250 Finnish and international students. Our international atmosphere is something we are very proud of here in Mikkeli. Our professors come from several different universities from all around the world, and they teach the courses in three-week modules. Even though the studying is extremely intensive, we also know how to make the most of our two years here in Mikkeli during free time. What Mikkeli lacks in volume it sure makes up for in great atmosphere. Every year this KY’s little brother organizes several events. Just ask your tutor about the notorious reputation of Mikkeli Road Trip! We hope to see many KY mursus there this year!


The majority of our events are open to all students at Aalto, and we are always more than happy to get new KY mursus to see what life in Mikkeli campus is like and get acquainted with us. After all, in the future some of your fellow Mikkeli freshmen will study in the same Master’s programme with you! Even though all babas (that’s what we call the students on Mikkeli campus) have the same dollar-green overalls as you, we can be recognized by a special badge on our left thigh. Remember to come and say ‘hi’ if you spot any babas at a student event! Find us on Facebook at and check out our website at Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@probbary) and Snapchat (probba89) too!



MURSU PASSPORT? At the beginning of the Orientation Week every mursu will get a Mursu Passport which is a booklet full of events held this autumn. Attend these events and actions and earn points to get extraordinary KY prizes! You will get points by attending different activities: visiting info evenings, attending elections, participating in high school marketing and visiting our Probba friends in Mikkeli, for example. The more points you earn, the more prizes you get. Keep your passport up-to-date and with the assistance of your tutor, mark down the events and actions you have attended. Your tutor will verify the activities you have participated. The passports are collected in December – keep an eye on KY’s social media channels for more information. Everyone who has returned the passport and earned the required amount of points will be rewarded, and in addition to this, three mursus with the highest points will get a special reward in Puurojuhla. Don’t forget to return your passport! During the autumn you will get to know the culture, traditions, various events and different actors of KY. The purpose of the passport is not to visit as many parties as you can, but encourage you to try different activities and find those that interest you the most. In addition to this, you will get to know interesting people and actors which will make your study years unforgettable!



A KY YEAR Orientation Week - Jäänmurtajaiset - Mursu Championships - Mursu Party - Mursu Expo - Otasuunnistus - Aalto Party


Autumn Festival - III-kierros Pub Crawl - Boston Night - Masters’ Night - Sillis Wellbeing Week Sales Night

Photo: Esa-Pekka Mattila

Mursujaiset NESU-KY rehearsal sitsi party Autumn Classic Info evenings



Dammarit Academic Night Culture Month Search for Volunteers Mursu Gala Syksyn lauluilta

DECEMBER Puurojuhla

Photo: Esa-Pekka Mattila



It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in partying till dawn instead of seeing the ballet, or whether hearing intriguing speakers talk about business life tickles your fancy more than adventure sports, or the other way round. KY sure offers something for everyone – see here how’s a year at KY like.

JANUARY Annex Playground Club Lagoon Speksi-kuntis

FEBRUARY KY Week - 107th Annual Ball - Sillis

MARCH Banking Night Culture Month Herrarit Kevään lauluilta



Hukkaputki Pub Crawl Aalto City Challenge KY Wappu - Kymppisuora - Wappu Terrace - PreManta - Wappu Parade - Wappukuntis - 1st of May Picnic at Ullanlinnanmäki





A year at KY is filled with various events – there definitely is something for every taste! Here we explained how are some of the highlights of the year like, but that’s definitely not all – also KY’s associations arrange many different kinds of events throughout the year. Come to Mursu Expo to hear more! ORIENTATION WEEK AND MURSUJAISET To balance the boozy nights of the orientation week, the Sports and Wellbeing Committee (LiHy) organizes a playful sports event for mursus and tutors only. In the Mursu Championships tutor groups will compete against each other, collecting points at different kinds of checkpoints. You get to know KY more thoroughly at Mursu Expo, where you will find out more about KY’s clubs, subcommittees, committees and other volunteering opportunities. Get yourself familiar with the actors of KY by diving into this Guide beforehand.


Another highlight of your fall, Mursujaiset, is an academic baptism for new Aalto BIZ students – we won’t, however, reveal too much information about the 24h experience beforehand! Save the date (and maybe the day after), because this is something not a single mursu wants to miss.

AUTUMN CLASSIC The yearly tradition of Autumn Classic allows you to meet your Pykälä friends or to get some new ones. In Autumn Classic, you get a chance to compete against other enthusiasts in a rowing competition against Pykälä, the association of law students. Last year the trophy was won by the mursus of KY, let’s continue this tradition this year as well!


AUTUMN HIKE Did you know that surprisingly many Kylteris are enthusiastic outdoors people, who love sports and hiking? At KY, you have a possibility to become one of them by joining the Autumn Hike organized every year. The hike goes all the way to the north, this year’s location is the amazing Kebnekaise in Sweden. Even though the tickets are sold already, you can ask if there are some last minute cancellations by contacting the Sports and Wellbeing Committee.

AUTUMN FESTIVAL The highlight of October is without a doubt the Autumn Festival. The festival includes the traditional III-kierros and culminates in the glamorous Boston Night dinner and its counterpart, the legendary Sillis. This is also the week you can wear your brand new dollar-green overalls for the first time!

SALES NIGHT Sales Night is a sales-oriented event carried out with an entertaining twist. Its main target is to bring the sales culture closer to students. Sales Night is a rather young concept, but during the last few years it has presented speakers such as Jari Sarasvuo and Juhani Tamminen. The event has usually sold out in minutes! Sales Night culminates in the Sales Champion competition. Do you have what it takes to be a champion?

KY WEEK The most amazing week of the year takes place in the early spring when it’s time to celebrate KY’s birthday! Next year we celebrate 107-yearold KY by elegant festivities. With its academic traditions and a special ambiance, the Annual Ball truly is the highlight of the KY year. After a night of continuous partying, students in dollargreen overalls fill KUJ’s buses, as the always so adventurous Sillis is about to commence!

BANKING NIGHT Banking Night digs deeper in the challenges of the banking sector today. In the latest Banking Night in spring 2017, topics concerning investments and financial markets were discussed. A professional point of view is brought to the event by SEB and Nordea, the leading banks in Finland. If a career in financial sector is your target, this is the place for you to be!



KY WAPPU Wappu is a student’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve and birthday all wrapped into one. KY Wappu is filled with various events, such as Kymppisuora pub crawl, the traditional Wappu Terrace and a Picnic at Ullanlinnanmäki. Before Manta gets her cap it’s time for the Wappu parade – KY marches in one joyful group to Kauppatori. The celebration culminates in KY’s Wappukuntis at Kaivohuone. After a night of partying, students head to ‘Ullis’, where the first of May is spent mingling with friends and champagne flows all day long.

AALTO CITY CHALLENGE Aalto City Challenge is a one-day adventure competition organized in spring. In this adventure you gather a team of 3 or 4, get your bikes and bike around the Helsinki area, stopping by various checkpoints. The checkpoints include everything from climbing to escape rooms and allow you to challenge both your mind and strength.

KUNTIS PARTIES Kuntis parties are organized at Helsinki’s best nightclubs, and the entrance is usually free of charge. At a kuntis, you can mingle with your fellow students, enjoy student-priced drinks and listen to live music. The cultural subcommittee, KUJ, organizes official afterparties at KY’s Alakertsi for a couple of special Kuntis parties during the year which will continue ‘till the sun rises!

LAULUILTA TRADITIONS AND SITSI PARTIES Lauluilta is a dinner party with long traditions. At lauluiltas we sing some traditional songs from Kiljukaula, KY’s own songbook. Kiljukaula is actively used at lauluiltas but also in other gettogethers. A lauluilta is one of the best ways to get to know more about the traditions and roots of KY, as singing has been a part of KY’s history for decades. At KY, the sitsi culture lives strong as well. A sitsi party is quite close to a lauluilta, but with its own traditions and manners. For instance, people usually wear overalls at sitsis, but dress a bit fancier for a lauluilta. Sitsi parties at KY are mainly organized by one of the three subcommittees, NESUKY.



AALTO COMMUNITY Photo: Esa-Pekka Mattila

When Aalto University was formed, the vision was to create an innovation university with a great interdisciplinary community. However, the first years creating this community proved it to be a real challenge, mostly because all the schools were located on different campuses kilometres apart. During the last years, we have taken a giant leap towards making this vision come true. The Bachelor’s students of Aalto BIZ have moved from Töölö to Otaniemi and it has been announced that the School of Business as a whole will move to Otaniemi by 2021. The Aalto ARTS will move to Otaniemi next year. Eventually, this means that all the students of Aalto University will be centralized on one campus.

work towards building a stronger Aalto community and hence, communicate with other student associations’ cultural actors on a regular basis. To make the most out of your time as a student, make sure to get to know students outside KY as well. Explore the great possibilities on the Otaniemi campus and don’t hesitate to attend the events offered by Aalto community. You will make new friends and get some of the best memories of your life.

There is a countless number of events and interdisciplinary activities organized at Otaniemi campus – a majority of them open to all Aalto students. During the orientation week there is, for example, ‘Otasuunnistus’ event, which is a great opportunity to get to know the Otaniemi campus area and AYY’s associations. Different KY clubs and associations also WELCOME TO KY


COME ALONG! New friends, skills and experiences. Hard work and rewarding results. Wappu festivities in overalls, the Annual Ball in an evening gown or tailcoat. Taking part in KY activities grants you opportunities like these – and much more! Diverse activities are at the heart of KY. Without various sorts of activities arranged by KY’s volunteers, there would be no KY at all – and without newcomers like you, KY would have no future! The following pages introduce you to all volunteer positions and associations at KY and gives instructions on joining them. Turn the page and come along! Photo: Aino Röyskö





KY has three subcommittees, each of them organizing unforgettable parties and other events. In addition to making student life more fun for KY’s members, the subcommittees have some fun of their own too. Many former members of KUJ, NESU-KY and KY-Sub look back on their subcommittee year with great fondness.




NESU-KY, The Association of Nordic Economics Students’ Union at KY, is the largest subcommittee of KY. It also functions as a part of the larger organization NESU that aims to increase collaboration between economics students in the Nordic countries. NESU-KY organizes most of the sitsi parties held at KY. Their event portfolio also includes career events, cottage trips, cruises and the legendary Wappu Terrace. New members are welcomed every fall. Once you become a member of NESU-KY, you will be a part of the community for the rest of your studies. You will get a chance to build lifelong friendships and connections all over Finland and other Nordic countries. If networking and having a good time aren’t good enough reasons to be a part of NESU, as a member you can learn beneficial communication and leadership skills. What you give to NESU, you will get back multiplied. You can recognize members of NESUKY from their colourful shirts and names on the back of their overalls. Find out more about NESU-KY on Facebook.

KUJ, more formally Kulttuurijaosto, is the Cultural Subcommittee of KY. For decades, KUJ has ensured that the students of KY get their fair share of parties and events – and will continue to do so for many years to come. The most visible events KUJ arrange include parties like Sillis, Club Lagoon (the largest student club party in Helsinki) and KY’s official entrance exam party. In September KUJ will welcome you to the student community at Mursujaiset, a 24hour ordeal for new students, for which you should already brace yourself. You can spot members of KUJ by the furry collars on their overalls. KUJ forms a tight-knit community, and former members of the board are often active in KUJ even years after graduation. As a member of KUJ you become a part of something much larger than just student life – you’ll find yourself at the heart of student culture. The door is open once and only once, so mursu, choose wisely. You can find more information at, or by following KUJ on Facebook.

KY International Subcommittee Association, KY-Sub, is one of KY’s three subcommittees alongside NESU and KUJ. KY-Sub is responsible for organizing events for our exchange students and international degree students. On top of this we are actively trying to mitigate the divide between our international and Finnish students. Mursulaiva, Lapland trip, St. Petersburg trip and Cottage trip are the highlights of our year. If you’ve ever needed an extra drop of international lifestyle, then KY-Sub is the place to be. After all, it is the biggest international organization not just in KY, but also in Aalto community. With our foreign guests and other Sub members you’ll never experience a dull moment, but instead a lively atmosphere that you’ll remember fondly even on your death bed. You’ll make friends from all over the world and no matter where you go on exchange, travel to or get a job from, you’ll always find a buddy to spend time with. Follow KY-Sub on Facebook! COME ALONG!


PROJECT TEAMS There are various very different project teams at KY. In addition to some of the biggest event projects of KY, these teams are also responsible for e.g. organizing tutoring for new students and planning activities tailored particularly for specific student groups. If you are not able to commit for an entire year but still want to participate in organizing activities at KY, a project team might be just the right option for you!

ANNEX PLAYGROUND KY members are interested in having encounters with students from other Aalto schools, and so that these interdisciplinary events would not be only sitsi parties, Annex Playground team was formed. This team will organize an event where you have a chance to meet other Aalto students and also get to know interesting uprising companies. The aim of the project is to recreate the rules of networking, and since this concept is something we haven’t seen before, it will be extremely interesting to see what this project team has been working on. This year the event will be organized in cooperation with Prodeko, Athene and Aalto Ventures Program.

traditions, and celebrates the KY members who make KY what it is. It also maintains the elegant side of KY’s culture as the Annual Ball is an academic party. This year KY’s 106th birthday was celebrated at magical Wanha Satama. The Annual Ball is organised by the Annual Ball Committee chosen during the autumn, usually in October. The committee is led by a chairman with other members responsible for invitations, marketing, decorations, and corporate relations, for example. Even though the Annual Ball has many traditions, every year the committee can give it its own twist and that way make every Annual Ball unique.



The Annual Ball, the crown jewel of KY’s culture, is organised every year at the turn of March. This most traditional event at KY honours the long history of our community, cherishes our

EnerKY is a group of KY’s sport tutors cooperating also with AYY and Unisport. EnerKY’s mission is to inspire KY members to try new sports and to have fun together. This small but effective group



works together seamlessly, always coming up with plenty of new ideas to get the students moving. The events EnerKY organizes are low effort, low cost and exactly what you’ve thought of trying but just didn’t get to it. Recently EnerKY has arranged for example crossfit, pole dancing and circussport tryouts, as well as invited KY members to try a workout with Training for Warrios. What sport would you like to try next?

INTERNATIONAL WEEK TEAM International Weeks are organized all around the world so that business students can meet each other and learn about foreign cultures. The community behind the concept is International Week Cooperation Organization, IWCO. International Weeks include company visits and case works but also a lot of fun and parties. KY informs about the upcoming weeks on KY Today Facebook group. If you get selected, you will only have to pay your flights, since the weeks are free of charge! As a cherry on top of this, the KY Foundation will support all participants with a travel reimbursement. KY will organize the next International Week in 2018. The team will be recruited in the fall 2017, so stay tuned if you want to organize a memorable week for our international guests!

SUOMI 100 There are different types of project teams at KY. The first ones, such as Annual Ball Committee and Tutor Committee, are recruited

every year for a certain project happening year after year. The other ones, like Finland 100 project team, are for more unique projects, organized only once. To celebrate Finland’s 100th anniversary KY is organizing something special which will sure be remembered after many years to come. Suomi 100 project team has been working since the early spring and the concept will be revealed in autumn. Keep your eyes open to see what this hard-working project team has been working on!

TUTOR COMMITTEE Tutor Committee is responsible for recruiting and training all tutors of Aalto University School of Business. These tutors will lead you into the world of academia, Aalto, KY and a memorable student life. You will share unforgettable moments with your tutor and other mursus in your group. Tutor Committee makes sure that all tutors are top class and well trained – we want only best for our new mursus! Tutoring at Aalto BIZ is a shared project between KY and the School of Business. Tutor Committee is led by Tutor Coordinator and supervised by a KY board member and a faculty representative. Tutor Committee takes care of Bachelor’s and Master’s level tutors as well as exchange tutors. All different kinds of tutors have their representatives in the committee. You will soon see how we did in training your tutor!



COMMITTEES KY has five committees organizing magnificent events, looking after student advocacy and taking care of back office work, such as fixing the cooperation agreements with corporate partners. By joining a committee, you will always learn something you’d never learn only by attending lectures. Would you like to become a master in event organizing or get some hands-on selling experience? These five committees make learning new skills possible! Photos: Antti Ukkonen

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE, KOVA The Academic Affairs Committee, KOVA, supervises students’ interests, takes part in academic discussion, and organizes study-related projects, many of which arranged in cooperation with Aalto BIZ and vital to enable smooth daily life at the school. The committee maintains Fringe Study Guide (, where you can find student-tostudent information about the courses. KOVA arranges academic events such as Academic Night and Proffa-lauluilta. The committee organizes also the ‘Think Up!’ survey in order to collect feedback on study-related matters at Aalto BIZ and does lobbying towards the school management.



CULTURAL COMMITTEE, KUVA As you might have noticed, KY’s calendar is full of different events and activities, which purpose is to bring the students together and offer unforgettable moments for every KY member. Many of these events are organized by KY’s Cultural Committee, KUVA, including pub crawls, lauluiltas and traditional Wappu Parade. Being a part of Cultural Committee does not only offer you great memories, but also makes it possible to work at the heart of KY’s culture. In addition, a year in this team will enhance many skills of yours such as teamwork, communication skills and project management, all of which considered important in working life as well. On top of that, lifelong friendships ensure that a year in KUVA will be an unforgettable experience.

MASTERS’ CLUB Many of KY’s actors have migrated to Otaniemi, yet our eager and energetic group of Masters’ students ensures that Töölö is by no means forgotten! KY Masters’ Club caters to the needs of our Master’s level students, offering networking opportunities, sophisticated soirées and excursions customized especially for MsC students. Events are sometimes organized in collaboration with other student associations such as Hanken’s SHS Masters’ Committee, so you are bound to extend your networks beyond Aalto BIZ too. Follow KY Masters’ Club on Facebook to stay up-to-date about the upcoming events for Masters’ students!



SALES ACADEMY KY’s very own Sales Academy brings companies closer to students. This dynamic and energetic committee is in charge of negotiating KY’s member benefits – one of the services KY offers its members. For more information about benefits, check out page 83 of this guide or Sales Academy also promotes sales and entrepreneurship at KY with handful of events organized in cooperation with partner companies. The committee is also responsible for organizing the company excursions that offer possibilities for you to get to know the business cultures of our partners during your studies. All current and previous committee members can be recognized by pinstriped sleeves on their overalls.

SPORTS AND WELLBEING COMMITTEE, LIHY The Sports and Wellbeing Committee, LiHy, organizes a wide range of events to support students’ wellbeing, and to build a sense of KY community vaster and wider than just the core of the organization. The events include anything we recon a kylteri might need to balance out the student life, from a free-ofcharge cake buffet and a wine and dine night to a multidisciplinary party with the Tech, Med and Law students and a week-long hiking trip in Swedish Lapland. Members of LiHy can be recognized by their fashionable three-stripe jackets, red SOS-caps and on varying occasions their yellow duck beaks. Rockhard team spirit, someone carried upside down or the tune of Dodo-sorsa playing may also give you a clue. Year in committee doesn’t only give every member lots of new friends and fun times, but also a unique opportunity to train their skills in leadership, teamwork, marketing and project management.




Subject clubs represent the variety of subjects taught at Aalto University School of Business. Each study programme has a subject club organizing leisure time activities and maintaining good relations with the faculty. The clubs also arrange excursions to visit future employers and familiarize students with the fields in which they will work. Despite the subject specific alignment, everyone is welcome to attend the events regardless of study background – it is enough to show interest in the matter!

AALTO ECONOMICS Aalto Economics is a association for economics-minded students of Aalto University School of Business. The association’s mission is to look after the interests of economics students within the university, to organize economics-themed events and to encourage societal and economics discussion in the university. Aalto Economics acts as an intermediary between students, faculty members and potential employers. In addition, Aalto Economics organizes events such as company excursions, career events and study trips abroad, as well as other activities for Aalto BIZ economics students and economics-minded students from other faculties. Mursus are warmly welcome to join our events. While Aalto Economics holds events in mainly Finnish, the involvement of international students is highly encouraged. For further information please visit our Facebook page and our website at If you want to hear more about our events, please join our mailing list on our website.

AALTO ISM Aalto ISM (formerly Piste) is the subject club for students interested in the fields of business and technology.

Originally our club was established to serve the needs of students studying in Business and Technology and Information and Services Management programmes, but today we have grown and have members from other Aalto schools too. Apart from lobbying for the academic interests of our members, Aalto ISM also organizes business events, workshops and social gatherings. We are proud to say that this year our club celebrates 10 years of existence. We invite you to learn more with us! You can contact us by mailing to and find more info at or by following us on Facebook.

AALTO MARKETING SOCIETY Aalto Marketing Society (AMS) is the association of marketing students at Aalto University School of Business. We represent all students who study marketing as their major both on bachelor and master’s levels as well as people who are just genuinely interested in all things related to marketing. As the name suggests, we are an ecosystem of marketing enthusiasts: AMS brings together students, alumni, companies and faculty members. Annually we arrange dozens of events ranging from company case competitions, career evenings and training workshops to after work sessions, parties and



study trips. As the voice of the marketing students, we participate actively in improving the marketing studies at Aalto University School of Business. All in all, we are an active, friendly and open community of both future marketing professionals and people who are interested in marketing. Read more about us from our website and follow us on Facebook.

AALTO STRATEGY Aalto Strategy is the subject club for students studying in the multidisciplinary Master’s programme in Strategy and those interested in the field. Aalto Strategy’s purpose is to represent Master’s students in Strategy at Aalto University. The association promotes students’ interests and aspirations by functioning as a link between students, university staff, companies and other student associations. We aim to bring together students interested in strategy by organizing events such as company excursions, career evenings and casual get-togethers. All students


interested in strategy are welcome to join our activities! For more information about Aalto Strategy, check out our Facebook page and read more about the Master’s Programme in Strategy at education/programme/strategy_biz_master/.

AALTO M!B Aalto Management and International Business, briefly M!B, is a subject club for all Aalto University students interested in the aforementioned subjects. The aim is to lobby the interests of management and IB students in cooperation with the Department of Management and to help management students build their career by connecting them with interesting employers. M!B organizes various activities for its members, both to connect them with the faculty and work life but also to get together with like-minded students. The activities include company visits, training sessions and social gatherings for our members. The languages used in M!B are both English and Finnish. Follow M!B on Facebook to stay updated of the upcoming events.




CEMS Club Helsinki is the subject club of the CEMS Master’s in International Management program. CEMS MIM is a one-year program that includes an exchange semester at another CEMS university, CEMS courses, an extensive business project, an international internship and seminars familiarising the students with skills required in working life. Thus, CEMS Club Helsinki belongs to the global network of CEMS Clubs. CEMS Club Helsinki organizes events and gatherings with the aim of bringing people together, creating new ideas and lifelong friendships as well as offering opportunities for professional development. The events vary from case workshops to company visits and social events.

KY Accounting is the subject club for accounting students, operating as a link between students and three important groups – the faculty, the corporate world and other students with like-minded interests. Firstly, the club actively promotes accounting students’ interests towards the faculty. Secondly, it works in close cooperation with the corporate world, offering students connections to interesting employers. Thirdly, the club brings accounting students together by organizing relaxed events to enable networking with future professionals. The activities include for example excursions, career nights and a yearly study trip, and are organized by the board selected in the annual meeting in December. Want to know some more? See the website, like the Facebook page, or sign up to the mailing list on the website or by sending an email to

IDBM KLUBI IDBM Klubi is more than a subject club – we’re a student driven community of business, design and technology professionals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Our network consists of more than 500 students, graduates and friends of the International Design Business Management (IDBM) Master’s program (, living and working all over the world. We are thinkers and doers united by an innovation-driven mindset and passion for meaningful impact. By crossing the boundaries between disciplines IDBMers integrate multiple perspectives and approaches to create longlasting value. We’re always looking for industry collaborations and fresh ideas – just say and join our multidisciplinary community! Stay tuned for company visits, get-togethers and other fun on Facebook, Instagram or via email.

JURY Jury is a subject club for business law students, established in 2003. Club aims to bring together business law students, protect its members’ interests and study opportunities and improve relations with future employers. With our main partner EY and other partners, we will offer you a great selection of events such as excursions, career info evenings, afterworks, special events for mursus and much more – all students are welcome to join! The biggest, most legendary events are held in fall semester. Come check out JuryJurrit, a casual start of semester in September and the combined Pre Christmas Party and Board Election. Don’t forget our annual excursion abroad! It is a great chance to visit interesting organisations and enjoy the culture of the foreign country. Check out our Facebook page for more information. In case of questions, you can contact us also via e-mail, See you soon!

KY COMMUNICATION KY Communication (shortly KY Comms) is a subject club functioning under KY. The association targets all students majoring and minoring in communication at Aalto University School of Business. The association also welcomes all other students interested in the field of communication. KY Comms offers students networking opportunities with other students, alumni, the faculty and with the corporate representatives, that take part in our events and excursions. These events and excursions include career nights, company visits and social evenings organized for benefit of networking. Additionally, KY Comms grants its members the opportunity to develop professionally by organizing various workshops, such as InDesign or Photoshop training courses.

KY FINANCE KY Finance is a student organization for students interested in finance at Aalto University School of Business. We bring together the young talents and the leading companies. Together we realize mutual benefits and lasting relationships. Our goal is also to maintain and further develop the student-faculty relations. We create value for all our three key stakeholders: the finance students, our partner firms and the faculty. Consequently, we organize a wide range of events to help our partners find unique ways to interact with our student body. To find out more and to stay up-to-date, we encourage you to like us on Facebook, join our mailing list at, and check out our website at





KY’s sports clubs offer you various kinds of activities from sailing and rocket games to riding and ice hockey. Whether you want to try a new sport or to continue your existing hobby during your study years, there sure is something for everyone. During the Orientation Week you can get to know the sports clubs at Wellbeing Morning while enjoying a light breakfast.

A!DVENTURES A!dventures (Aallon Seikkailu-urheilijat ry) brings adventure sports closer to students. We’re all things outdoors, from multisport and hiking to ice climbing and beyond. Some highlights of our events are the hiking trips both in Finland and abroad, climbing trips and joining different sports events from trail running to Tough Viking Race. Sometimes we just head outdoors to enjoy camping with fellow students. We also collaborate with companies and other Aalto sports clubs to organize extreme sport events such as Aalto City Challenge and


TF-Xtreme, as well as tryouts for adventurous sports. Whether you’re a couch potato or an experienced marathoner, as long as you are into any outdoor activity don’t hesitate to contact us! Follow A!dventures on Facebook, Instagram @aalto_ adventures and check our Youtube channel for videos from our past events and hikes. Most importantly, join our Facebook group to keep in touch and to hear about our upcoming adventures!




Aalto Predators is the American football team of Aalto University, with members from every Aalto school. The team plays in the Finnish Academic League, with players of all experience levels – from beginners to Maple League and national team players. Founded in 2012, the team has steadily climbed the ranks in the Academic League to win the Student Bowl in 2016. The team also organizes events for players to watch games and socialize and hosts checkpoints at various AYY and KY events. Sports viewings open to all Aalto students are hosted too, including e.g. the Super Bowl party. American football has positions for diverse athletic types – smaller and more agile skill positions and the line. The team also has football enthusiasts supporting the team by lending their talents to events or the board. Aalto Aliens, the women’s American football team and APC-Foxes, the student cheerleading team of Aalto, are also part of the association. Tryouts are held in fall at the start of the academic year! Coaching is in Finnish and English, so international students are welcome too! Find out more at and at

Hernesaaren Näädät is the one and only ice hockey team of KY. Being one of the school’s most traditional sports clubs, Näädät promises you lifelong friends, enjoyable hockey and the best company in Aalto BIZ! Since the beginning of the 90’s, the home for Näädät has been the magnificent ice rink of Hernesaari. The team plays in division 3 in the Helsinki region and trains on a weekly basis, sharing their passion for ice hockey. Also, Näädät organizes several top-class events varying from legendary sauna evenings to the Academic Classic. Academic Classic is the highest-level ice hockey rivalry in Helsinki played against Hanken in front of hundreds of students every year. Whether having some ice hockey background or not, Näädät encourages all hockey enthusiasts to join and enjoy the best sport in the world. For more information, please visit our Facebook page or send an email to Let’s go Näädä!

FBC-KY FBC-KY, also known as ‘The Snakes’, is Aalto University’s floorball club for business students. During its four-year history, the club has succeeded in winning many trophies, Finnish University Championships in 2014 and 2015 being the highest achievements. In 2016, the club won both UniSport’s leagues, Kumpula and Otaniemi. We practice weekly and all KY members are welcome to participate. Also, we attend several floorball leagues and tournaments during the year. Some team members have played floorball for their entire youth, and others have started playing in the university. Whatever your skills are, you will sure fit in. If you wish to be part of the club, join us in the first practice of the season in fall. In case you can’t make it, just email to or message us on Facebook.

FC KISSAT FC Kissat is a football club for female students of Aalto University. We are all about having fun and exercising. Our members range from first year students to recently graduated, all differing in football experience but sharing the passion for football. FC Kissat welcomes all Aalto University female students to join the fun with us – there is no need for previous football experience! All exchange students are also warmly welcomed – we have gained valuable experience from our Italian and Russian enforcements. We have practices once a week, during summer time we practice outdoors and during winter time indoors. We also participate in the hobby league throughout the year, as well as in various tournaments, and always welcome everybody to come and play with us! For more information visit Facebook page and group @fckissat, or send an email to

KY ICE Ky Ice is a skating club for everyone interested in ice skating. We practice once a week during the semesters. The practices are normally held on Friday afternoons at Helsinki Ice Hall in Töölö. Our practices are not coached, but skating is pretty fun with good music and very low price! No matter whether you are a figure skater, synchronized skater or novice (or never skated before), Bachelor’s or Master’s student, you are welcome to join us on ice! For more info you can email us to and join our Facebook group Ky Ice.

KY-SLICE FORE! Golf is a very popular sport in the business world, and with its 30 years of history, KY’s very own golf club KY-Slice is one of the most traditional clubs KY has to offer. The club’s goal is to provide opportunities to play golf for student-friendly prices. KY-Slice arranges various events throughout the year, from Green Card courses for beginners to KY Championships for more experienced golfers. Although golf is what brings the club members together, don’t take it too seriously – the main purpose of the events is to have fun and meet new friends. KY-Slice’s events are open for all Aalto University students.

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36 For more information about the activities, come to the info evening organized in fall and like KY-Slice on Facebook. Welcome aboard!

KY UNITED Golazoo! KY United – men who score. KY United is the very own football club of Aalto BIZ students. The Club arranges many different field activities, such as weekly futsal practices during the semesters, futsal league matches and tournaments for football, futsal and beach football. Also activities outside the field are arranged – football match studios being as a great example. The Club is one of the most international associations at KY, which makes the events great opportunities to get to know foreign or Finnish students better. Weekly practices are open for all business students for a nominal fee. There are no special requirements for new players, but it is recommended to have some background in football. For more information follow the Club’s Facebook page and Facebook group. You can also contact the team by emailing to

KY-KANNUS KY-Kannus keeps up the riding traditions at the Aalto University School of Business. Kannus gives an opportunity for students to continue their hobby while studying at university and encourages the new horse enthusiasts to try out riding. The club organizes a wide range of horse riding events throughout the year for more experienced riders and beginners. Kannus offers e.g. regular riding lessons for both dressage and show jumping, trail riding trips and Western riding lessons. Whether you have never ridden a horse before or are a true aficionado, you are warmly welcome to KY-Kannus’s events! For more information, visit or send an email to

KY-MELA KY-Mela is the official unofficial rowing club of the Aalto University School of Business. Our aim is to spread the teachings of the world’s greatest rowers, such as Giuseppe Lanzone, Susan Francia and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition to rowing, we aim to maximize enjoyment in all other areas of water sports. We are very serious about not



taking ourselves too seriously. Outside of our goals in maintaining a semi-amateur level of athleticism, we arrange social events such as kickbacks and BBQs among other things. We hope to see you at our upcoming events, happy rowing. You can find us on Facebook and on Instagram @KyMelaOfficial.

KY-SAIL KY-Sail is a sailing club of the Aalto University School of Business. Our mission is to foster sailing culture in its all forms by organizing different sailing related activities, which have gained a legendary reputation among the Aalto University students. One of our biggest events is the sailing trip to the Mediterranean Sea, gathering around 80 students each fall. We also organize the biggest and definitely the wildest crayfish party in Finland. Our other annual events include Summer Cruise, a big sailing boat (galeas) party just outside Helsinki, and introduction events to sailing where anyone can learn the basics of the sport, to name a few. Our events are open for all students with or without a prior sailing experience. First-timers are always more than welcome! For more information check out our Facebook page, our Instagram @kysail and website

KYPPENDALES KYppendales is KY’s own performing dance group. Our all members have different kinds of dance backgrounds, from contemporary and show dance to cheerleading and street styles. This 16-pack of energy performs mostly at different student events and parties, such as annual balls and the beer rallies IIIkierros and Hukkaputki, but is also available for bigger shows and corporate events. KYppendales also hosts open training sessions twice a year – anyone is welcome to join! We recruit more performers periodically, too. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. This fall KYppendales is cooperating with the male choir KYL to perform Z. Topelius’ tale ‘The Birch and the Star’ combining dance, live choir music and video art. Stay tuned!

KYSSI KYssi is a tennis, badminton, squash and table tennis club for students of Aalto University. We organize various tournaments and get-togethers for racket sport enthusiasts. Our events consist of a sports and a social part in a relaxed and fun setting. The allinclusive after games are great for getting to know other players better and forgetting your deadlines for one night. KYssi’s events are open for everyone regardless of your skillset. Whether you are a seasoned player or just looking to have fun alongside light exercise, you are welcome to participate. The social parts of our events are perfect for relaxing after the game over a few cold ones. Want to join KYssi? Come to our night of the INFO to hear more about our club and apply for our board by taking part in the interviews! See you at our events! Love, KYssi





Are you into wines or board games? Do you have what it takes to perform on stage? KY’s clubs offer various activities to spend time and relax after the school work is done. The clubs organize events throughout the year and new mursus are more than welcome to join! If you have a great idea in your mind you can always start your own club too! Photo: Maarit Kytöharju

AIESEC AALTO AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organization. AIESEC Aalto is part of a worldwide network with over 70000 members. There are in total 126 youth-run local committees around the world. The club strives to create a positive impact through personal development and shared global experiences. We are also collaborating with our partner organizations. AIESEC Aalto focuses on both the Global Citizen and Global Talent programs. Global Citizen program is based on spending 6

weeks abroad. AIESEC’s Global Talent program offers students a chance to paid internships around the world for 6-12 months. AIESEC Aalto is always looking for new members to join the team. We encourage everyone to take that one extra step, go forward that one extra degree, and turn your summer and winter into something you would always cherish! Find out more on club’s website at You can also follow the national website at



interested in wine are warmly welcome! You can find Baccus on Facebook.

KY-MPPI The aviation club KY-mppi is one of the most active clubs at KY. KY-mppi organizes a wide variety of events from skydiving to cultural events, both big and small. The annual Kymppisuora pub crawl during Wappu week, and Uusi Nousu, organized twice a year after Boston Night and Annual Ball, are some of the traditional events hosted by KY-mppi. Other events, such as wine tastings, movie nights and cottage trips, are often organized in collaboration with other student clubs. In KY-mppi you decide what activities and events the club should organize, and with us, not even the sky is a limit. We take new members under our wings all year round and everyone interested is welcome to join. Aim hai! Remember to follow KYmppi on Facebook!



AKYSTIC Akystic is a unique cover band consisting of a dynamic group of young and talented musicians. Our repertoire covers a wide range of well-known rock, pop and dance music. Our members are experienced in performing, each bearing a diverse history with their own instruments. One of our remarkable features is the ability to customize each performance according to the customer’s needs. We love to challenge ourselves with different kinds of gigs from small acoustic duos to electric party-gigs with hundreds, or even thousands, of partiers to entertain. Whatever the occasion is, we are ready to give the audience an unforgettable experience, after all, music is always better live! For more information, visit our website and remember to follow us on Facebook and on Instagram @akysticmusic.

BACCUS Baccus is a wine club originally founded already in the late 1980’s. The mission of Baccus is to promote wine culture and wine knowledge among the Aalto students. In order to do this Baccus arranges several wine tastings and other wine related events throughout the academic year e.g. Mursu Tasting, the three-week wine school and the annual champagne tasting ‘Sparkling Night’. Baccus holds events both in Otaniemi and Töölö, for both wine newbies and more experienced wine enthusiasts. The aim is to share knowledge in a relaxed setting. All Aalto students


KY-Pelaajat is a board game club where board games are played in a relaxed atmosphere. We have a wide variety of board games, both complex and light, which can be played at our game evenings. You can also bring your own game to our events! We organize free of charge board game evenings approximately one or two times per month. Usually we gather at KY Building in weekday evenings – snacks and beverages are served too! Read more about our activities on our Facebook page!

KY-SPEKSI KY-Speksi is an interactive musical comedy, created by the students of the Aalto University School of Business, although students from other disciplines are welcome to join as well. This ambitious yet playful production combines music, dancing and out-of-this-world performances – not forgetting the mindblowing storyline. The actors either follow the storyline or the audience’s directions. To see a part of the scene replayed by improvising, a spectator can shout ‘Omstart!’ and even add a definition. For example ‘Omstart, Game of Thrones!’ gives the audience the pleasure of seeing the part replayed in Westeros style. In KY-Speksi you get to show your skills either on stage, behind the curtains or in various production teams. Application time for next year’s production starts early in the fall. Please note that the actual play is in Finnish. To get to know more and stay posted, follow KY-Speksi on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or email us to

KYLLÄ OLUELLE KYllä Oluelle is the beer society of Aalto University founded in 2014. We organize various types of events and projects for students, such as tastings, excursions and our very own brews to quench your thirst. We want to gather all Aalto students interested in beer – both newbies and aficionados – and provide a platform where we can educate ourselves about the world of beer.


This is why we invite you to join us to ride the wave of craft brewing, revisit some old classics and most of all – have fun and enjoy some great beer together! Every fall we are looking for active and enthusiastic new members to join us. So if you don’t take life (or beer) too seriously and are interested to see what we’re all about don’t hesitate to contact us! So, say KYllä Oluelle (yes to beer), come to our events and enjoy a couple of cold ones with us! You can find KYllä Oluelle on Facebook and Instagram @Oluelle. Also check our website for more info.

FEMALE CHOIR KYN Female Choir KYN has always made music with ambition, passion and a creative angle. KYN’s musical strength lies in its expressiveness, rhythmic competence and unique repertoire. KYN is profiled particularly as an interpreter of ethnic jazz. KYN has played a pioneering role in combining choir with a jazz band and cooperating with professional musicians. KYN’ latest accomplishment is from February 2017 in Grand Prix of Nations Berlin, where KYN won the Grand Prix in category Mixed, Female and Male Choirs and received a gold medal and a special prize for outstanding stage performance in Folklore category. KYN was ranked sixth in INTERKULTURs list of female choirs. Come and see KYN performing in “Loitsut” (“Incantations”) concert on October 21st and in Christmas concerts on December 17th and 19th. Or even better, come sing with us! Entrance exams are held on September 25th. Follow KYN on Facebook and on Spotify.

PTNKY PTNKY is all about the joys of life, decadence and hedonism. And of course petanque! PTNKY was founded in the aftermaths of

the Helsinki Olympics and ever since it has been spicing up the student life scene in Helsinki. This organization was out of action for decades but it was resurrected in the fall of 2016. PTNKY is organizing the most mind-blowing soirees and parties among the students in Helsinki. Broiler Room, which was the first bacchanal after the resurrection, was a huge hit and was considered as the best party ever in KY’s history. PTNKY doesn’t tolerate discrimination, so our parties have no boundaries about which university you are studying at. You can find PTNKY on Facebook.

TIKELO Movie club Tikelo is KY’s oldest club, established in 1965. Tikelo shows and watches movies from all genres, from box office hits to less known quality films. Monthly movie evenings are completely free of charge and the bigger screenings at local thea-ters are super affordable. Tikelo shows movies in Töölö and Otaniemi. If you love big movies and are interested in joining the club, participate in Tikelo event and share your favorite movie with the club members. Stay tuned and find the club on Facebook.

WHISKY Are you interested in whisky? Like to try new stuff whenever you can? Then WhisKY is the club for you! We’re proudly one of the most active clubs in KY, meeting every month to sit down and enjoy some good drinks in even better company. We’re passionate, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and try to approach whisky in a laid back manner. Whisky’s no fun if you’ve got a stick up your ass. We also regularly invite importers and brand ambassadors to come and host tastings and tell you better stories than we can. We try to organize at least one excursion every year to a distillery. Find us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming events.

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REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL The Representative Council (edustajisto or “edari” in Finnish) is the highest decision-making body of KY. Essentially its purpose is to make sure that KY is acting in the best interest of its members. Photo: Joel Leinonen

The Repsentative Council decides on all major issues of the association, and thus determines what KY is, what it stands for, and what it is actively doing at any given time and in years to come. In 2017, the Representative Council has been e.g. updating KY’s strategy, planning our future premises in Otaniemi and discussing KY’s membership in the Finnish Business Graduates (Suomen Ekonomit). The Council operates in the heart of KY, which makes it a great viewpoint to what’s happening in the community!

The next elections for the Representative Council will be held in fall 2017. Every KY member can run to become a Representative Council member – the Council consist of 21 members and 42 deputy members. The next Representative Council, which will be active during the years 2018-2019, will be the first in KY’s history to operate primarily in English to make it possible for the international students to participate as well.

Meetings are held usually once a month, either in Otaniemi or Töölö. The meeting invitation and the background materials are posted on KY’s website beforehand. Although all the final decisions are made in these meetings, they are just a part of the council’s work. The issues dealt within the meetings are prepared and discussed in preparatory meetings, and discussions are also continued in unofficial meetings and between the members. Being a member of the Representative Council is not only serious business though, as the group organizes also occasional celebrations and other casual free time activities for itself.



1. Come to a Representative Council meeting — all KY members are welcome! 2. Read about the upcoming meetings and already made decisions on Kyweb and KY Today. 3. Talk to current council members to make sure your voice is being heard. 4. Run as a candidate or vote in the next election held in the fall of 2017.



Chairman of the Representative Council HENRIK KEKARAINEN

Vice Chairman of the Representative Council






Kylteri is an ambitious student magazine that provides sharp journalism for business students at Aalto University. The magazine features articles about student life, interesting people, career stories and phenomena.


ylteri magazine, founded in 1999, aims to offer both in-depth journalism and more light-hearted pieces. The editorial team’s passion is to give a broad coverage of different perspectives and people – for 18 years Kylteri has been a representation of its time. As of 2016 all the pieces have also been available for viewing and discussion at During the academic year 2016-2017 the magazine covered, for instance, a feminist thesis by a business student, emerging startups, educational equality in Finland as well as KY-related issues. The average distribution of Kylteri is 1400.

KYLTERI EDITORIAL TEAM Are you into writing, photographing or illustrating? Or just interested in the student world and phenomena? Kylteri offers you a chance to develop yourself and learn what it takes to work as a journalist and make a magazine. The assistants are paid a small compensation of 30-70 euros, depending on the task at hand. The editorial team is always looking for new assistants! The magazine is published four times a year, and the next issue will be published in autumn. The process of making a new issue of Kylteri usually begins with an

editorial meeting with the assistants – this is the time for brainstorming and planning the magazine structure. It is perfectly fine to participate in the meeting even if you are not willing to write anything! Assisting Kylteri magazine requires capability to do independent work. Nevertheless, the editorial staff is always at your disposal for support and guidance. Everyone is welcome to join the team: you must be able to compose texts in Finnish, but previous experience in writing for a magazine is not required. The editorial team consists of the Editor-in-Chief Sonia El Kamel, Art Director Reea Ruohonen and Subeditor Victoria Odum. Even though they are in charge of the overall direction and looks of the magazine, Kylteri doesn’t come together without its team of writers, photographers and illustrators.

If you are into communications, journalism, photography or illustrating and are not afraid of deadlines, don’t hesitate to contact us and join the team!






STUDIES University studies combine freedom and responsibility. Freedom means you can build a timetable of your own, work while studying and concentrate on the courses you find the most interesting. On the other hand, you have to be able to plan your own course combinations and to take the responsibility for your choices. Nonetheless, studying should not be too stressful. When problems occur or any questions arise, you can always trust to find help from the university, your student union AYY or KY. Turn the page to learn more about your future studies!


STUDYING AT AALTO BIZ Photos: Petri Anttila

Studying at a university is quite different from your past studies: no strict curriculum exists, unless you’ve created one for yourself. Now you have the freedom to choose which courses to attend and how to build your individual timetable! This freedom comes with great responsibility – you have to make sure that you complete all the courses needed for your degree.

Once you are familiar with the study guidelines and have made your personal study plan, it would seem easy not to spare an extra thought for additional planning. However, from time to time it might be a good idea to stop for a minute, visit the course website WebOodi and check which courses are yet to be completed to finish your studies. The time it takes to finish your degree doesn’t depend only on your studying methods and planning, but also on your situation in life. The normative target time for finishing both your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees is five years altogether, but changing life situations may swing it either way. Working, taking off on an international exchange or starting a family, for instance, may slow down your studies – on the other hand, clear scheduling and goal-oriented attitude could speed up your graduation.


STUDYING AT THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS You study at Aalto BIZ (Aalto University School of Business), which is a part of Aalto University. Aalto University was formed in 2010 when three selfgoverning universities – Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – merged into one. Today, the university consists of six relatively autonomous schools. You’re free to attend courses, or even complete your minor studies, at any of the schools of the university. To make it easier, there are several multidisciplinary programmes available. In addition, Aalto University is continuously striving to improve collaboration between the schools. It is also possible to include an internship in



both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, for 6 ECTS each. This is a great way to get to know working life! Studying methods used and required during your studies vary between courses and teachers. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the teachers won’t give you ready-made answers, but rather the tools to solve problems. University studies aim at teaching you how to think and how to use the skills you’ve attained – not always at giving exact facts. In addition to lectures, most courses include assignments, teaching in small groups or exercise sessions. Team work and case presentations are both very common ways to learn and work, and they will accustom you to working methods needed also later on in your career. Most courses end in an exam, but in many cases the exam isn’t the only point of evaluation – cases and assignments may have a huge weight on your final grade as well.

Your university-level business studies will begin with the Bachelor’s degree. At Aalto BIZ this lower university degree consists of common core and methodological studies, specialization and minor studies, language studies and elective studies. The Bachelor’s degree consists of 180 ECTS, which is equivalent to three years of studying, by recommendation. At the end of your first year of studies you will be asked to pick a specialization area chosen from seven options: accounting, business technology (BT), economics, finance, management, marketing and corporate law. This area of specialization will make up approximately one third of your Bachelor’s degree studies and define the area on which you will write your Bachelor’s thesis – your first step into the world of research and academic writing.

Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, B.Sc.

Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, M.Sc.













MASTER’S DEGREE The Bachelor’s degree might be a stepping stone into corporate life. However, you should bear in mind that most employers, especially in Finland, prefer or even require their employees to have a Master’s degree to be able to acquire higher positions within the company. For this reason it is not surprising that most business students opt to continue their studies until having finished both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Many choose to deepen their knowledge in their Bachelor’s specialization area, but it is not uncommon to switch to something entirely different, either. In addition to Aalto BIZ’s Master’s programmes, there are also interdisciplinary Aalto programmes to choose from. The two-year Master’s degree is worth 120 ECTS and it comprises advanced specialization studies, minor and elective studies and the pro gradu thesis. Pro gradu follows the same principles of academic writing as the Bachelor’s thesis, but it is notably broader. Some students choose to get more familiar with working life while wrapping up their studies – it is possible to conduct your pro gradu research as a commission project for an interesting company. That’s basically getting paid to complete your studies!

QUESTIONS? ANSWERS! At the beginning of your studies, your tutor will explain everything you need to know about your future studies and student life. Remember that you can also always ask your professor if you have any questions in mind. The professors can be contacted by email or face-to-face during their weekly reception hours – just remember to check the times beforehand! More often than not, the professors are quick to answer your questions.


Alongside the official study guide and course-specific web pages, empirical information and your fellow students’ takes on courses can be found on the studentoperated Fringe Study Guide. The guide is available at, and can be updated by anyone – the guide will become more useful with each given review. Once you have completed a course, please fill in your own review to expand the database!

GO TO when in need of basic information about your studies. Here you will find also the electronic study guide. when searching course-specific information. This is also used for enrolling on courses and exams, as well as creating your personal study plan, HOPS. to find all the course material. Learning Services office if you want to talk more profoundly about your studies. You can also contact Learning Services by email, when searching reviews on courses by your fellow students.

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YOUR STUDENT UNION, AYY WHAT IS AYY? Aalto University Student Union, AYY, is your own student union. AYY brings together approximately 15,000 students of arts, design, business and technology. All students undertaking their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Aalto University are required to be members of AYY. Exchange students and doctoral students can also join AYY if they wish to do so. AYY provides and produces services and opportunities for its members, ranging from the student calendar and student housing to incredible volunteer positions. The union works to promote your wellbeing and to develop the quality of teaching at Aalto University. In addition, AYY members get the possibility to rent a van and various sauna and meeting facilities at a very inexpensive price. AYY’s own member benefits and services can be found at After you have paid AYY’s membership fee, you will be able to order your personal student card. With the student card, you can prove your student status in all situations. Additional information about ordering the card can be found at National student card benefits are available at Nowadays, the student card is available as an app too! Download the Frank App from Google Play or App Store to get the discounts to your phone.


15 000 members


Over 200 associations


€15M annual budget


2 600 student apartments


Approximately 60 employees


10 full-time board members


Hundreds of volunteers

AYY SERVICE POINTS At AYY’s service points, you can, among other things, pick up your arrived student card or a new academic year sticker for your student card. At the Otaniemi service point you can also pick up and return keys to rental facilities. OTANIEMI SERVICE POINT AND AYY’S HOUSING OFFICE Otakaari 11, Espoo 050 520 9400 ARABIANRANTA SERVICE DESK Hämeentie 135 A, Helsinki, 5th floor Facilities of OOP Service Desk, room 564 050 520 9489 Opening hours of the service points are available at



THREE CAMPUSES – ONE KY The year 2015 was historical, as the business students at Aalto University were, for the first time ever, spread out to three campuses: Otaniemi, Töölö and Mikkeli.

OTANIEMI At the Otaniemi campus, Bachelor’s students at the School of Business carry out their studies at the Undergraduate Centre on Otakaari 1, along with students of many other Aalto disciplines. If you want to meet other Aalto business students during the day, go check out KY Corner, a break room located in the U-Wing of the building. KY’s office, Espilä, and event space Saha are both just a few minutes away from the Undergraduate Centre.



KY Corner is a break room for all business students, conveniently located on the first floor of the U-wing. KY Corner is a natural place to meet and hang out with other business students during your school day or after the lectures. There are, of course, coffeemaker and some sofas for relaxing. KY Corner is also known for Sports and Wellbeing Committee’s small events such as the popular Cake Buffet organized twice a year.

Espilä is located at Konemiehentie 4, right opposite of KY’s event space Saha and about 300 meters west from the School of Business premises. Espilä is where the KY board, employees and staff of the KY Foundation work at. Espilä has conference rooms available for reservation and common working space open to all KY members to use. Don’t hesitate to drop in for a cup of coffee and say hi to KY board and secretaries! When in need of KY-related assistance, turn to the KY service secretary on-call. With their assistance you can, for example, buy KY products, get a KY sticker on your student card or go through the lost & found after a slightly longer and blurrier night. The service secretaries can be reached during service hours by calling 040 353 8283, or by email at palvelu@kyweb. fi. You can, of course, always come by and get the help you need in person.


Saha is the event space and home to parties and KY activities in Otaniemi. Saha is located at Konemiehentie 1, right across the street from Espilä. The space is reserved entirely for KY’s use, and it is available for KY’s volunteers’ reservations


KY SERVICE HOURS AT ESPILÄ Monday–Thursday 13:00–17:00


















TÖÖLÖ Even though the Bachelor’s students of Aalto BIZ are now settled in Otaniemi, the traditional KY Building in Töölö, nonetheless, still serves as a venue for many KY events and activities – and thus its traditions will be kept alive.




KY BUILDING KY Building is located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu, standing roughly between the Aalto BIZ main building and the Kamppi shopping center. There are two party venues in the building: Yläkertsi on the 3rd floor and Alakertsi in the basement. The basement is also home to some of KY’s associations. On the 3rd floor, you’ll find one of KY’s three service secretaries on Fridays from 15-17. They will assist you with all KY-related matters.




MIKKELI The Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus is located in the city center of Mikkeli, in the Southern Savo region of Finland, and it offers the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business (BScBA). The School of Business, Mikkeli Campus offers a variety of services for its students: School caféteria – Restaurant Kampus serves lunch for students and staff from Monday to Friday. Parking – Free parking places are available near the campus. Library services – The MUC Library is a scientific library and it is open for Aalto students from Monday to Friday.


Study areas – The study rooms and computer labs are open every day (also during the weekends) until 24.00. The premises are also home to Probba ry, the student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. The office of Probba ry is located on the 3rd floor of the campus building (Lönnrotinkatu 5) and the Probba Lounge can be found in the basement of the building.

KY is becoming more and more international every year. We want to make sure all our members feel included, hence our official communication language is English. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE Every fall and spring hundreds of students take a step to unknown and spend a semester abroad in foreign universities. Aalto cooperates with some of the top universities in the world, and you can find potential exchange destinations from almost everywhere. The best thing is that Aalto supports every outgoing student with a 1500€ grant. Since we are sending people abroad, in return we welcome many exchange students to Finland every year. KY-Sub, the international subcommittee of KY, is responsible for ensuring that these students can experience the wonders of Finland and learn what sisu is. Turn to the page 25 to learn more about KY-Sub. TUTORING As a tutor you have two options to meet international students. The first option is to become an exchange tutor. The other possibility is to become a Master’s level tutor as the

master’s programmes in Aalto BIZ are open for international students as well. Tutoring is a great opportunity to guide new students into the world of KY and student culture, as well as to help them in everyday life in Finland. New tutors are recruited every spring. INTERNATIONAL WEEKS International Weeks are organized all around the world so that business students can meet each other and learn about foreign cultures. The community behind the concept is International Week Cooperation Organization, IWCO. International Weeks include company visits and case work, but also a lot of fun and parties. KY informs about the upcoming weeks in KY Today Facebook group, so make sure to follow it. KY will organize the next International Week in 2018, and the team for International Week Helsinki will be recruited in the fall 2017. Stay tuned if you want to be a part of organizing a memorable week for our international guests!






It’s easier to enjoy student life when your day-to-day necessities are in order. This section aims to answer the practical questions about housing, income and health care. Ultimately, there’s no need to worry. We students are pretty well taken care of – our student union AYY, the social security institution KELA and the Finnish Student Health Service YTHS, amongst others, are here to help us. Photo: Aino Huovio / Aalto University

HOUSING AYY owns apartments that are rented out to students of Aalto University. However, AYY does not have adequate housing for all Aalto University students, so you should also search for an apartment through other channels. First-year students and students moving from outside the metropolitan area have the priority in the housing queue. You can apply for housing as soon as you receive the confirmation of your place of study. A so-called freshman point is available for AYY’s shared


apartment queues. In order to receive the freshman point, you must apply for housing no later than in July or December, depending on when your studies begin.

APPLYING FOR AYY'S HOUSING »» Get to know the housing section on AYY’s website: »»

Carefully read through the application info:

»» Apply for AYY’s housing through Domo system:



QUESTIONS CONCERNING HOUSING ARE ADDRESSED TO AYY’S HOUSING OFFICE: Otakaari 11, Espoo Upper level of the shopping centre 050 520 9410


Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region, HOAS, is the largest student housing provider in the metropolitan area:


Student nations of the University of Helsinki:

You should avoid using financial aid months ‘unnecessarily’, as you will not get back the months already used, even if you still have studies left. Thus, do not use your financial aid for a sick leave or a holiday! If your sick leave is prolonged, you can apply for sickness allowance. Find more information at

CHECK AND ASK! In recent years, there have been many changes to the student financial aid. Therefore, avoid asking your friends for advice – they may give you wrong answers unintentionally. The best support and guidance is available at Aalto University Student Financial Aid Services. Find more info at (Palvelut → Opintotuki) or by emailing



Student financial aid is a social benefit. It consists of three parts:


1. 2. 3.

Study grant Housing supplement (students in rental housing) Student loan

In order to receive student financial aid, you must gain at least 5 ECTS per supported month. However, the minimum is 20 ECTS per academic year, regardless of the number of months for which you receive student financial aid. In addition, since student financial aid is a social benefit, the amount of your income has an effect on how many months of student financial aid you are entitled to during the year. Students who begin their academic studies for the first time in 2017 have 30 months of financial aid for completing the lower university degree. When students have completed their Bachelor’s degree and continue to the Master’s degree, they are entitled to 21 additional months of financial aid. However, a student can use no more than 48 financial aid months in total for completing both of the degrees. Further information at

MONITOR YOUR INCOME If you have a summer job or work while you study and earn more than the income limits of student financial aid allow, you need to return the extra financial aid on your own initiative or cancel the aid in advance for the number of months necessary. Read more at

The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS or YTHS in Finnish) takes care of university students’ health. You can always make an appointment with FSHS when you are in need of health services. AYY’s membership fee includes the insurance-based fee of FSHS. When FSHS is closed or you cannot make an appointment, you can always use your own municipal health centre or emergency services. During your first year of studies, you will receive a request to participate in the electronic health survey of FSHS (SÄTKY) which is designed for reviewing the health of the first-year students. It is very important that you respond to it. The survey will be sent to you via the online service Self and the registration is needed. After responding to the survey, you will receive an invitation to visit a public health nurse and/or dental care if necessary.

FSHS HEALTH CENTRES IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA Otaniemi: Otakaari 12 Töölö: Töölönkatu 37 A

You may use the services of any health centre, also in other municipalities, if you wish to do so. Further information at


56 EXHAUSTION AND CONCERNS In case of any concerns or exhaustion, you can turn to the students’ support centre Nyyti or the university pastors of Aalto. Further information at and (Palvelut → Aalto-papit). With studyrelated challenges, you can turn to the student affairs services at your school or Aalto’s study psychologists,

UNIVERSITY SPORT SERVICES – UNISPORT UniSport offers Aalto University students inexpensive sports services and has sports facilities on the City Centre Campus of the University of Helsinki as well as in Kumpula, Meilahti, Otaniemi, Töölö and Viikki. UniSport offers, amongst other things, group exercise classes, ball games, gym and various courses. You can find more information at Aalto BIZ sports tutors, better known as KY’s project team EnerKY, gladly help you to explore sports services. With EnerKY, it is easy to try out new sports and UniSport’s group exercise classes or extensive gyms. EnerKY makes sure that everyone can find meaningful ways to exercise and maintain an active lifestyle in a new situation in life. Ask your own tutor for more information about sports tutoring at Aalto BIZ!

TRANSPORTATION METROPOLITAN AREA A -50% discount is granted to students under 30 years of age if they are registered within the HSL region (Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Vantaa) and have the student status registered on their HSL travel card. The student discount is also granted to international exchange students residing temporarily in the regional ticket area if the criteria is otherwise met. Further information about fares, the purchase of the travel card and the discount ticket application can be found at More specific routes and schedules are available on the timetables of transport companies or on the Journey Planner at, where you can easily find the current timetables and routes of public transport.

STUDENTS AND LONG-DISTANCE TRANSPORT VR offers a student discount on long-distance train journeys. Further information can be found on VR’s


57 website at The student discount of Matkahuolto is -50 % on bus journeys of over 60 kilometres. Find more information at You need to have your valid student card with you both on the train and the bus in order to be eligible for the student discount. Note that a receipt of a paid student union membership fee does not entitle you to the discount!

STUDENT MEAL SUBSIDY By presenting a valid student card or the receipt of your paid student union membership fee, you can get the student discount at student restaurants subsidized by Kela. Usually you need to pay around 2,6 euros for your lunch.

KY LEGAL ADVISOR KY’s legal advisor Matti Marttunen assists students in legal matters in confidence. The legal advisor is on duty once a week. Specific duty hours and location will be announced at the beginning of the academic year at You can also reach the legal advisor via email at

STUDENT CARD As a student you get to enjoy various discounts and benefits – but in order to be eligible, you need to proof your student status by showing a valid student card. After having paid the membership fee of your student union, you may download the Frank App on Googla Play or App Store to your phone to use your digital student card. If you want to order the physical card to show your student status, you will find the instructions at Once your card is ready for pickup, you will find it at AYY’s Service Desk. During the first weeks of fall this may take a while, as every new student will be ordering their card simultaneously. For the physical student card you need to pick up an updated year tag. Ask your tutor about the temporary pick-up points or visit AYY’s office during the service hours.





CAREER As a Aalto BIZ student you don’t have to wait for graduation to get in touch with working life. KY cooperates actively with several companies and future employers. We arrange, for example, excursions and career evenings which are all informed on KY Career – a Facebook group for work and career related events and discussion. Once a year we also edit the Career Catalogue, a booklet full of interesting career stories and information on application periods for future traineeships and summer jobs. You will find your own copy in your mailbox on January. Turn the page and learn how to boost your career!


AALTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CAREER SERVICES Career Services of Aalto University School of Business help students prepare for working life by enhancing their job hunting skills and facilitating their employment to relevant jobs. Our aim is to be there for you from the very beginning of your studies until graduation.

Some quotes from our latest Student Survey: “It’s truly great that we have such an excellent Ca- reer Services team. In my opinion, it’s one of the reasons that sets Aalto apart from other universi ties.”

“Getting in touch with you is easy and questions are always answered quickly. Thank you! Career Web is also great for finding job opportunities.”

“Career Services has helped me in almost every as pect: CV, cover letter, personal appointment.”

Aalto CareerWeb is a hub of our services – a career portal for every Aalto student. From Aalto CareerWeb you will find all of our services listed below. »»

»» Mediation of job and internship ads targeted to Aalto students in CareerWeb (incl. summer jobs, internships, part-time jobs and thesis assignments) »»

Career Services are based on long-term and diverse corporate relations and tight connections with our students. Our services range from individual career counseling and mediation of vacant jobs to organizing career fairs. Students’ opinions are very important to us, and a yearly selected student council from School of Business students is also sparring our activities.


Trainings, CV & LinkedIn clinics, career events such as ARENA Career Fair (November 8th, 2017)

Going Global –portal for international job search

»» Career advice and counselling: personal guidance e.g. on creating a good CV and cover letter and giving additional tips on job hunting and career planning »»

Personal career coaching with career psychologist


Internship grants abroad and internship support in Finland


Career related guides (e.g. CV and cover letter examples and information) and news in Career Web, Facebook & Instagram and via newsletter BIZ Monthly CareerMail



Aalto CareerWeb job portal is your 1st choice when looking for jobs or internships targeted for BIZ students!

Your contact information is never submitted to a third party; invitations are always sent through Career Services.


Approximately 1/3 of jobs, internships and thesis as signments targeted to BIZ students


6600 job, internship and thesis assignment ads in 2016 for Aalto students

Career Services office is located at the School of Business main building in Töölö, 3rd floor in C-wing. Contact us by email

»» Every ad is checked by Career Services before publishing »» Almost 90 % of BIZ students use CareerWeb job portal »» 13 % of School of Business MSc graduates found a first job through School of Business Career Services in 2016 »»

By checking CareerWeb job portal regularly you’ll get a good glance on companies and organizations who employ business students

Aalto CareerWeb Facebook Aalto University Career Services ARENA Career Fair Instagram aaltobizcareerservices

Give a permission in WebOodi to use your information for career and recruiting purposes to receive our newsletter and invitations to employer events targeted by study programs.



THE FINNISH BUSINESS SCHOOL GRADUATES Congratulations! You have achieved your position at Aalto University School of Business. The education you’re about to get will be valued by future employers, and you will probably receive very interesting job offers in the near future. For a kylteri, sky is not only the limit but also a realistic target for work-based dreams. In the months to come you’ll experience your first moments as part of the KY community. You will make great friends and live unforgettable moments. We at The Finnish Business School Graduates (Suomen Ekonomit) want to be there for you from the beginning of your studies till the end of your career life. The Finnish Business School Graduates, originally founded in 1935, is a central organization for graduates and students in economics and business administration. It consists of 25 regional associations and 13 student societies and has over 50,000 individual members. The organization attempts to improve the success of its members as individuals. To do so, The Finnish Business School Graduates offers several services and benefits concerning educational, professional and legal issues as well as labour market conditions, and always according to the needs of the members. On behalf of its members, the organization negotiates and concludes collective agreements concerning salaries and conditions of employment.


Along with great services and benefits, The Finnish Business School Graduates offers you a large professional community. New connections and creating extensive network is something really valuable for your future career. All events of The Finnish Business Graduates are open for student members. Our annually organized conference Kylteripäivät brings business students together at the side of networking and inspirational keynotes. Go out there and enjoy your student life and make friends for life. One day, when KY life ends, The Finnish Business School Graduates will hopefully be the link that connects you to your colleagues.


Student Liaison, The Finnish Business School Graduates


ATALENT RECRUITING KY’S OWN RECRUITING COMPANY aTalent Recruiting is a recruiting company owned by Aalto University student and alumni associations. We offer career opportunities for students and recent graduates in their own field of study. aTalent Recruiting is a recruiting agency specialized in the professional development of university students and graduates. Our goal is to offer challenging jobs in the fields of economics and technology and to give the best possible service to our applicants. At aTalent we work hard for the development of young professionals. We work closely with different student organizations in order to maintain relationships with the best talents. We organize workshops and other training sessions so that we are able to offer effective tools for job hunting. At aTalent you’ll find only relevant job opportunities for academic students and graduates. aTalent offers positions in various companies from different industries, from small start-ups to listed companies. For example, last year we

recruited employees for companies such as Finnair, eQ and Unilever. aTalent offers part-time and full-time positions, summer jobs, traineeships and shorter projects. In addition to job offerings we provide comprehensive feedback and support for everyone applying for a job through us. By joining aTalent’s register you will be the first to hear about open job positions in your own field of study. We also use the register for headhunting so it is a good idea to join our register even though you are currently not searching for a job. aTalent uses the information in its register confidentially, and will under no circumstances hand it over to any third parties. We also post the open positions regularly on social media so it is highly recommended to follow our Facebook page, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts!

Read more and join our register at




In the heart of KY, working at the KY office, there are four sectors: Academic Affairs, Communications, Community and Corporate Relations – all of which managed by KY board members and secretaries. Additionally, KY office is also home to the KY Foundation. This section of KY Guide introduces you to the people who devote a huge part of their time to KY, running the organization’s daily routines. Turn the page and get to know these people!


KY BOARD The KY Board holds the highest executive power at KY. They are the face and voice of our members, making sure that our strategy and traditions are upheld, and ensuring that all KY members benefit from their membership.

The KY Board consists of eight Aalto BIZ students and is chosen by the Representative Council for a one-year term each fall. Board membership is a full-time position with limited time available for other interests and studies. However, the Board gets to be a part of decision-making at the highest level and a part of an unforgettable year in general. The duties of the KY Board include running the on-going operations at KY and dealing with matters related to studies, career and free time of KY members. The board represents KY at various events, groups and meetings, and takes care that the students’ voice is heard at both the university level and the national level. To achieve all this, the board is supported by KY’s employees as well as several committees, project teams and other volunteers. Each board member has specific duties depending on their role and portfolio of responsibilities. Our Chairman Jyri Heimo divides his time between general leadership, management tasks and representing KY. He is also involved in projects such as drafting a new strategy for KY. Our Vice Chairman Toni Tenlenius is in charge of the new student center project and Suomi 100, as well as supporting the work of the chairman and the board. You can read more about the rest of the board on the following pages. Even though the board has great responsibilities and works full-time, the members are also your fellow Aalto BIZ students – and they’re here for you! This means that at any point, whether you have an idea or a problem, just contact the board and get the help you need. See you at Espilä!




Jyri Heimo, Chairman Toni Tenlenius, Vice Chairman Elisa Jokinen Joel Kulikoff Riikka Nieminen Roope Paju Kalle Pirinen Kaisa Talvitie



KY’s academic affairs sector guarantees that the voice of the students is heard at Aalto BIZ. We are here to ensure that studying is meaningful and rewarding for you.

KY’s focus of educational policy advocacy is on developing the quality and appreciation of education, as well as being the voice of students at Aalto University School of Business. Two board members, Kalle Pirinen and Joel Kulikoff, are in charge of KY’s academic affairs and educational policy with the help of KY’s Academic Committee, KOVA, and student representatives in university administration. The educational advocacy work is done in close cooperation with Aalto University Student Union’s (AYY) advocacy sector. Both work for your wellbeing in different levels: KY handles the issues under Business School. Improving single courses or the premises at U-wing are just a few examples. AYY is responsible on larger scale university advocacy, though KY will be listened if the subject is related to business students. This year digitalizing studies at Aalto BIZ has been a major project on academic affairs sector. Although digitalization is not the main purpose, there is still a lot to do to make studying easier. If there is something we can forward, don’t hesitate to ask! In addition to advocacy work at Aalto BIZ, KY operates also at national level. The most important actors for business students in Finland are the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) and the network of Finnish Business School student organizations’ boards. We promote the interests of our students in both organs.

Would you like to give feedback on teaching, or do you have bright new ideas for improvement? Do you feel that you have been treated unfairly in your studies? Are you interested in educational issues in general? Call, email, visit – the advocators are here for you! KY’s academic affairs sector will forward your message to the university, the school and the student union.

Links for studies and educational advocacy: »»

Facebook group ‘BIZ Please!’ Open group for studies discussion


VOO – Fringe Study Guide, students’ thougts on courses


Educational Affairs, Master’s Students, KY Board JOEL KULIKOFF

Academic Affairs, KY Board





COMMUNICA KY is present on social media 24/7 and communications are everywhere. We want to make sure we are with our members all the time, and that they are in the loop of what is happening at KY.

The best thing about KY’s communications sector is that it concerns everything at KY. You always have to communicate, no matter what you do. That is why our Board member Riikka Nieminen and the PR & Press Officer Iida Suhonen are always aware of what is happening at KY. They make sure you get the latest information about everything. At the same time they create Instagram posts and Snapchat stories together with KY’s volunteers. You can find all our social media accounts on page 84. Make sure to follow them all! The communication sector has three more people to be introduced – our Art Director Reea Ruohonen ensures that KY looks good and our IT Coordinator Saku Virtanen is in charge that all our IT systems are running smoothly. Also Editor-in-Chief of Kylteri magazine, Sonia El Kamel, is part of this sector. Through communications we want to ensure that KY is close to its members. If members have no clue


what is happening in the community, how could they feel they are part of it? That is why we have live stream Q & A sessions with our Chairman, questionnaires on KY’s Facebook group and Round Tables where volunteers can share their ideas and thoughts about KY. New ways to communicate and reach our members are implemented continuously. The other part we work with, the brand, is everything from our dear logo to KY products. Make sure you get your KY scarf, hoodie and I <3 KY t-shirt so that you can be a true KY member. You can find all KY products at, and if you have a great idea of a new one our members should have, do not hesitate to contact the brand people. KY has a strong brand, and we are very proud of our colors orange and green. You can even see them in surprising places if you keep your eyes open.





Communications, Brand, International Affairs, KY Board IIDA SUHONEN

PR & Press Officer REEA RUOHONEN

Art Director






The community sector is responsible for making your life outside of the lecture halls as enjoyable as possible. Being a student is the best time of your life, be sure to make the most out of it!

KY’s cultural sector treasures our most beloved traditions by overseeing events from the Annual Ball and Wappu to kuntis parties and lauluilta dinners. This dynamic sector is run by the KY Board member Elisa Jokinen and the Secretary for Cultural Affairs, Marja Karvinen. Elisa acts as the chairman of the Cultural Committee KUVA, the team behind most of the KY events. KUVA is responsible for spectacles ranging from the legendary Hukkaputki pub crawl to the sparkling Boston Night – a fancy three course dinner with live music and charismatic performers. Elisa is also the board member responsible for new students. Her task is to guarantee that both Bachelor’s and Master’s level students have a soft landing into the student life at the beginning of their studies. In order to do so, Elisa cooperates with one of KY’s project teams, Tutor Committee. Even though KY’s cultural events are some of the highlights of the academic year, there are a few more actors in the community sector who help making your student years unforgettable. Silla Aaltonen, the Secretary for Clubs and Societies, ensures that the 60 clubs functioning under KY are looked after and well equipped to run their associations. Also, if you don’t find an existing club or committee that caters to your interests, you can always consult Silla on founding a club of your own! Kaisa Talvitie, the board member responsible for volunteers and community, works to make sure all of our associations are taken into account in KY decision making, and that they are thanked and appreciated for

the work they do for our community. One important part of her job is to make our community a welcoming place for every KY member. Kaisa also looks out for our students’ wellbeing, as she chairs our Sports and Wellbeing committee, LiHy, and supports our sports tutors team, EnerKY. Both groups offer you opportunities to challenge both your body and mind – make sure not to miss the orientation week’s Mursu Championships or a chance to defend KY’s honor in the Autumn Classic rowing competition against Pykälä!


Secretary for Clubs and Societies ELISA JOKINEN

Culture, New Students, KY Board MARJA KARVINEN

Secretary for Cultural Affairs KAISA TALVITIE

Volunteers, Community, Probba ry, KY Board



Academic education offers us skills and qualification for our upcoming career. But meaning of the working experience gained through summer jobs or working part-time while studying can’t be shunned away. KY and its partners are here to help you with getting that experience.

Member of the KY Board Roope Paju, Sales Coordinator Aura Hemminki and KY’s very own Sales Academy (page 30) are responsible for corporate relations and work and career related issues. These people are in charge of organizing KY’s career events, such as company excursions and Sales Night. Also subcommittees, subject clubs, project teams and clubs all have their own corporate relations so it’s not only KY working together with the companies. Representatives from these organizations get together regularly at the Round Table meetings chaired by Roope. Connecting students with the working life happens with the help of our partners. By attending our events and following KY on social media, you are able to see what your future employer companies are really made of, and what kinds of opportunities they have to offer you. The task of choosing your optimal employers from a list of logos or by the rumors you hear during the lecture breaks will probably end with false ideas. We encourage you to approach representatives of different companies whenever you get a chance. KY is actively doing research on the trends in our members’ career related preferences. If you are interested in


international career, a certain industry or a company with a groundbreaking new product, let us know and we try to find a company into our portfolio that ticks these boxes. Good employees are a valuable asset for companies. Because of this the corporate relations give support to the whole KY community, in addition to the benefit it gives to the individual members. Corporate relations make it possible for events like Wappu and Annual Ball to be as great as they are. We appreciate our partners for their support and in return we want to help them find the best future employees. That means you.


Sales Coordinator ROOPE PAJU

Work and Career, Corporate Relations, KY Board







The KY Foundation helps students achieve their professional, study-related and extracurricular goals at the Aalto University School of Business.

The purpose of the KY Foundation is to support, for example, the leisure activities, culture and sports events, internationality and study success of the business students at Aalto University. By providing financial support and other resources for students and associations, KY Foundation helps Aalto business students grow and aim higher.

750 000 € IN GRANTS AWARDED ANNUALLY The KY Foundation gives out yearly awards, grants and subsidies. Money is given out to, for example, exchange students going abroad, clubs and associations providing services or events to the community and high-achieving students for academic excellence and participation in extracurricular student activities. Roughly 750 000 € is given out yearly! The grant portfolio is being continuously developed, and latest information of current subsidies can be found at All application forms, subsidy requirements and topical news are also posted on this website.

FREE PREMISES AND SERVICES FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS The KY Foundation also provides students and KY’s associations with free space to operate and organize events in. The seven-story KY Building in Kamppi, Helsinki forms a cornerstone in KY’s history and has been in active use since its completion in 1941. Located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu, the basement and third floor of the building host various meetings and parties throughout the year. The Otaniemi premises are not left second: the main KY Office “Espilä” and the party venue “Saha” stand on opposite sides of Konemiehentie, providing KY members and associations with space for different purposes. Whether organizing larger meetings, parties or chilling with coffee, these buildings provide business students with the space they need. In addition to free premises, KY Foundation services include the independent Kylteri magazine (page 42) and free legal services. The Legal Advisor Matti Marttunen can be found in KY Building every

Thursday from 16.00 to 18.00 (time and date subject to changes), and provides free counseling to all KY members and associations.

STUDENT-LED DECISION MAKING Decision making and operation at the KY Foundation is led by the executive board and Chairman Emma Mieskonen. The board consists of a student majority and specialist members of asset and real estate management, who make sure the foundation’s possessions are governed in the best possible way. To keep the students’ best interest at heart, the board is overseen by a supervisory board consisting of the KY Association’s representative council members (see page 40). Day-to-day operations run through the Managing Director Antti Melander.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF KY FOUNDATION Student members: Emma Mieskonen (Chairman) Valtteri Ahonen Touko Aroheikki Taneli Kontiainen Julia Österlund Jyri Heimo (Chairman of KY Association)

Expert members: Harri Hiltunen (Vice Chairman) Juhana Brotherus Johanna Juujärvi Atro Mäkilä Jani Nokkanen Kaisa Vikkula


Managing Director EMMA MIESKONEN

Chairman of the Board



STAFF ESA-PEKKA MATTILA Secretary General 050 043 0546

SARI RAUTIAINEN Administrative Manager 045 138 2170

TUOMAS HELMINEN REEA RUOHONEN Administrative Assistant Art Director 040 353 8287

IIDA SUHONEN PR & Press Officer 040 353 8279

AURA HEMMINKI Sales Coordinator 040 353 8282

SILLA AALTONEN Secretary for Clubs and Societies 040 353 8285


ANTTI MELANDER Managing Director 040 024 1961


SONIA EL KAMEL Editor-in-Chief of Kylteri Magazine

MATTI MARTTUNEN Legal Advisor 040 353 8280

MARJA KARVINEN Secretary for Cultural Affairs 040 353 8276

SAKU VIRTANEN IT Coordinator 040 353 8277


VOCABULARY What do people mean when they are talking about ‘kuntis’? Where can I find a place called ‘Espilä’? KY life is wonderful, but at times the colourful language can be confusing. To start things off a bit more smoothly we made you a little KY vocabulary.

A A28 A student dormitory located in Etu-Töölö on Arkadiankatu 28, right next to the School of Business. Aalto BIZ The official abbreviation used of the Aalto University School of Business. Alakertsi The basement party space of KY Building. Afterparties and sitsi parties are often held here. Alvari A student caféteria in the Bachelor Center (Otakaari 1) in Otaniemi.

AYY Aalto University Student Union. The student union of all the students at Aalto University. More on page 49.

B B.Sc. KTK. An abbreviation used for Bachelor’s degree. BAD A space for subject clubs, located at KY Building.


Appro Pub crawl.

Career Evening Urailta. An evening including company representatives, career opportunities and information about working life. Usually organized by a subject club.

Arkadia One of the buildings of Aalto BIZ in Töölö. Departments of Marketing, Management and International Business can be found here.

Chydenia One of the buildings of Aalto BIZ in Töölö. Departments of Finance, Accounting and Information and Service Economy can be found here.

Avokonttori ‘Avo’. The open office at KY, in Espilä. Here you can find the service secretary on call.

D Domo An apartment applying system. Through Domo you can apply for AYY’s apartments. Check out

E ECTS Opintopiste. European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. You will need 180 ECTS for Bachelor’s degree and 120 ECTS for Master’s degree. Espilä KY office in Otaniemi located at Konemiehentie 4. KY Board and employees work here. Excu Excursion. A trip to visit a company or an organization. Extended reservation pass Jatkoaikalupa. When you’re organizing an event in KY premises and would like to continue even after 22 o’clock, you will need to ask for an extended reservation pass.



F Fringe Study Guide Varjo-opinto-opas. This informal online study guide reveals you the secrets WebOodi’s course descriptions don’t – when you’ve finished a course, add a description yourself to help the generations to come! Find Fringe Study Guide at

International Week Travelling Subsidy KV-viikkotuki. When accepted to represent KY at an International Week abroad, you can apply for a grant to cover your costs. Into An electronic portal through which you’ll find useful information about studies and services of the university. Check out Into at


Iso Puoli An event space on the 3rd floor of the KY Building. Usually referred to as ‘Yläkertsi’.

Gradu Master’s thesis, the dissertation for Master’s degree.

III-kierros A pub crawl by tram in October.



Halloped Student rep. A student representative in the administrative councils of the university.

Kiljukaula KY’s very own song book. Used particularly at lauluilta parties.

Hanken Hanken School of Economics. The Swedish-speaking business school located next to the main building of Aalto BIZ in Töölö.

KOPO Nickname for academic affairs. Derives from the word ‘koulutuspolitiikka’.

HEKO An association for business school graduates in the Helsinki area. A regional association of the Finnish Business School Graduates (Suomen Ekonomit).

Kuntis Derives from the word ‘kuntailta’. Kuntis is a party organized for KY members in a bar. When marked ‘avec’ you can bring along a friend who is not a KY member. Read more on page 20.

HOAS Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region. AYY and HOAS are the two key organizations offering housing for Aalto students.

KY Building KY-talo. KY’s heart in Töölö, located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu. There are two party venues in the building: Yläkertsi on the 3rd floor and Alakertsi in the basement.

Hukkaputki A pub crawl by metro, held in April. Takes you all the way to Eastern Helsinki.

KY Corner A break room for all business students, conveniently located on the first floor of the U-wing in the Bachelor Center.

I International Exchange Grant Vaihtoapuraha. A grant delivered by KY Foundation in order to help you economically during your exchange studies abroad. Can be applied for in April–May. International Week IW - Kansainvälinen viikko, KV-viikko. A week spend abroad with other international students. For further details, see page 53.


KY secretaries / KYS KY:n sihteeristö. Consists of KY’s Art Director, IT Coordinator, PR & Press Officer, Sales Coordinator, Secretary for Clubs and Societies and Secretary for Cultural Affairs. The secretaries are employed by KY and they run the day-to-day operations at the KY office. KYE KY’s Representative Council. Also known as ‘edari’. KY’s ‘parliament’ and the highest decision-making body. Elections every two years, next time this fall. Read more on pages 40-41.

KYH KY Board. More information on pages 66-67. Kymppisuora A pub crawl by tram 10, held at the end of April. Part of KY Wappu. Kyweb KY’s own website at

L Lauluilta A dinner party at which you sing, drink and dine in a good company!

M M.Sc. KTM. An abbreviation used for Master’s degree. Maarintalo Computer halls and other 24/7 study spaces in Otaniemi, on Sähkömiehentie 3. At all Aalto students’ disposal. Mentoring Mentorointi. The process of a graduate already in the working life helping students close to graduation to plan their careers and giving other useful advice. Monday Mail A newsletter sent to KY members every Monday, combining all KY activities of the week. Subscribe when joining KY or by sending an email to mondaymail@ Mursu A first-year student at Aalto BIZ. Mursu Championships Mursumestaruuskisat. A playful sports event where tutor groups will compete against each other collecting points from different kinds of checkpoints. Mursu Expo Mursumessut. An event during the orientation week at which you’ll get tons of information about KY and its associations. Mursu Party Mursubileet. A welcome party organized for mursus at the beginning of the academic year.


Mursujaiset A whole day dedicated to familiarize mursus with KY traditions.

N Nokia hall Nokia-sali, also known as PB-200. The largest lecture hall in the BIZ main building in Töölö. Noppa Opintopiste, ECTS. Nyyti An organization contributing to the mental welfare of students. Check out for more information.

O Official queuing rules KY’s ticket sales can be crowded from time to time. Therefore, when necessary, KY’s specific queuing rules are adapted. Find them at Otahalli Home to UniSport in Otaniemi, Otaranta 6.

P Probba The student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. Probba is also part of KY. More information on page 14.

S Saha KY’s own event space on Konemiehentie 1, the home of parties and KY activities in Otaniemi. Secretary General Pääsihteeri, ‘Pässi’. The head of KY office. Service secretary Palvelusihteeri. Service secretaries help you with all the practical KY matters. SHS The Student Union of Hanken School of Economics. Sillis Usually quite a wild party organized twice a year by KUJ. The location, performer and theme of the party are always a surprise. Wear your overalls topped off with your funniest hat! Sitsi party Sitsit. A party at which you sing, eat and drink. Close to a lauluilta, but with its own rules and traditions. Often organized by NESU-KY.

U UniSport Sports services for university students on six campuses within the metropolitan area. More information at U-wing One of the wings at the Undergraduate Centre, home to the facilities of Aalto BIZ.

V Vaasis Also Waasis. AYY’s student dormitory located in Kallio district. The nickname derives from the address Vaasankatu 10.

Smökki AYY’s event space where some of the biggest parties in Otaniemi are held.

Vujut Annual Ball. KY’s birthday party where men wear a tailcoat and women an evening gown. The ball is held on a Saturday closest to Antti Chydenius’s birthday, February 26th. Abbreviation for ‘vuosijuhla’.

Speksi A student-run interactive musical. Many student associations have their own Speksi, including KY. See more on page 38.


Subcommittee Jaosto. There are three subcommittees at KY: KUJ, KY-SUB and NESU-KY, each having a special function at KY. For more information, turn to page 24.

Rafla Student caféteria located in the main building of Aalto BIZ in Töölö.

SYL The National Union of University Students in Finland. Abbreviation for Suomen ylioppilaskuntien liitto. AYY is a member of SYL.

Round Table Round Tables gather together people in charge of a certain task at their associations to create conversation, improve collaboration and to share information with one another.


Ruusula AYY’s student dormitory in Taka-Töölö. The nickname derives from the address Ruusulankatu 5.

Tieto hall Enator / ’Ena’. A computer hall in the main building in Töölö.

Taikkari Arts student.

WebOodi A course portal at, through which students enroll to courses and can find information about their study performance.

Y Yläkertsi Officially ‘Iso Puoli’. An event space on the 3rd floor of the KY Building. YTHS Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). A health care service tailor-made for university students. You can use its services by paying the annual AYY membership fee. Read more on page 55.

Teekkari Tech student.




KY’s website containing all the KY information you’ll need in one place!

KY on Facebook KY’s official Facebook page: Join our groups, too! KY Events – for getting up-to-date on all the events hosted by KY and its associations KY Career – for all work and career related events and discussion KY Today – for the latest KY information and member discussion about studying and KY related matters

KY on other networks



@ky_1911 – Real-time pictures and videos of KY members’ daily life.


KY – Aalto University Business Students – Home to all KY videos.




@ky_1911 – KY’s own Instagram account presenting snapshots of KY life. Remember to tag KY in your picture and it might get reposted!

KY – Aalto University Business Students – Add your experience at KY on your profile and follow to connect with your network.

KY – Aalto University Business Students – The freshest pictures from past events and the brightest diamonds found in the archives.


KY MEMBER BENEFITS KY’s own Sales Academy negotiates useful benefits for KY members. All you have to do is flash your student card, equipped with a KY sticker and you’ll have the discounts at hand! RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS


Café Red All products -10% Cafetoria Roastery All beverages from the coffee bar, tea & coffee bags -10% Epic Foods All orders -15% (Mon-Fri 11am7pm) Fafa’s Helsinki All menu products -10% Kahvi Charlotta All products -15% Konnichiwa Sushi buffet 13/16€ (lunch/other times), tap drinks -10% Twist Café All food and non-alcoholic drinks -20%

Blomqvist tanssikoulu Basic dance class 110€/ pair, wedding waltz class 30€/pair Hiusstudio Maxim All barber and hair salon services -25% Metrosuutarit Most services -20 %, other merchandise -10 % ProStudio All services for men and women -20% TS-salonki Current KY discounts at kauppis TwentyKnots Windsurfing course 90€, SUP course 40€, SUP rentals 15/22,5€ All services -30% (Mon-Fri 10am-2pm)

BARS & NIGHTCLUBS Apollo Live Club Free entrance 1+1 via the VIP queue before 12pm, sparkling wine 20€ Baarikärpänen Free entrance 1+1 via the VIP queue before 12pm, sparkling wine 20€ Club Capital Free entrance 1+1 via the VIP queue before 12pm, sparkling wine 20€ Kaivohuone Free entrance via the VIP queue before 12pm, sparkling wine 20€ Maxine Free entrance 1+1 via VIP line before 12pm, house wines 25€, sparkling wine 20€, all normal priced drinks on Sundays -50% Shaker All cocktails -20%, tray of 10 shots 15€

SHOPS Andiata Esplanadi Normal priced products -20% Aukia Normal priced suits -20%, other normal priced items -10% Laatukoru Normal priced products -10-20% Nikolai Babitzin All products in the online store -25% with the code KYVIP Suomen Kultakello Normal priced products -20%



TUTORS 2017 Tutors will help you at the beginning of your studies. You can always ask them about studies, KY or student life in general. Don’t hesitate to contact your tutor when in need!

Tutors for Bachelor’s degree students Aaro Suhonen

Aino Matikainen Aino Röyskö Aleksi Romakkaniemi Anna Mali Anssi Valtonen Antti Makkonen Arttu Aine Aura Hemminki Edil Osman Edit Uotila Elias Hoffren Elina Hakkarainen Essi Pelttari Fredrik Aardemäe Iida Pajari Ilari Hyttinen Irene Autio Jenna Kallunki Jesse Lindberg Jessica Korhonen Joel Bergström Joona Kallioranta Jori Siitonen Juhani Seppä-Lassila Jukka Saarikoski Julia Riihimäki Julius Nurmi Jussi Artema


Kaiku Kettunen Kari Karttunen Laura Pirilä Lauri Ganszauge Linda Nzewi Maria Kontoniemi Matias Cavén Miki Toivonen Mira Karvonen Nelli Ahti Noora Puputti Olli Heiniö Olli Kangas Olli-Markus Savolainen Otso Ärmänen Pauliina Koskela Pietari Turunen Quyen Tran Saku Haataja Sara Dahl Taru Hakkarainen Tiiariikka Vihko Tommi Hänninen Topi Ronkainen Topias Pesonen Ulla Vilkuna Ville Huutola Waltteri Ruohisto

Tutors for the students from Open University Annika Viskari Kristian Koskinen Marko Luttinen

Tutors for Master’s degree students Ella Holi Ella Teperi Fiona Jokivuolle Georgi Agiashvili Hannu Kykylä Hastam Mann Iina Taskinen Juho Pitkäniemi Julia Renko Kaarle Rasi Laura Ainamo Li Zhang Olli Uotinen Reea Selkälä Sebastian Selvarajan Semih Ersöz Thy Nguyen Trang Nguyen Yen Hoang

Tutors for exchange students Chitrak Mitra Eevi Erkko Elina Gundyreva Emil Inberg Emilia Perttu Hilda Ruuskanen Juho Ylimartimo Maija Arimo Maija Kirveennummi Maria Vester Matilda Saarinen Mikko Ilmonen Mimmi Kuusisaari Nicky Tuominen Nicole Grekov Olavi Paulamäki Oliver Martikainen Otso Tenhunen Rono Nihtinen Rosa Nylen Saara Kolari Sakari Lääperi Simo Lehto


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