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Mursu, welcome to KY! Here comes student life!

7 Welcome to KY 8 What is KY? 9 KY organization 10 Strategy 11 Benefits of becoming a KY member 12 A glance into the history of KY 15 Follow KY on social media 16 Events 18 Probba

19 Come along! 20 Subcommittees 22 Clubs 30 Committees 32 Projects teams 34 Subject clubs 37 Kylteri magazine

39 Studies 40 Studying at Aalto BIZ 43 International opportunities 44 Three campuses – one KY 47 Interdisciplinary encounters 48 Your student union, AYY 49 Tempaus2016 50 Everyday life of a student

53 Career and benefits 54 Excursions, summer jobs and trainee positions 55 KY member benefits 56 aTalent 57 Aalto BIZ Career Services 58 Suomen Ekonomit – The Finnish Business School Graduates

59 KY office 60 KY board 62 Academic affairs 64 Communications 66 Community 68 Corporate relations 70 Representative council 72 KY Foundation 74 Staff









MURSU, WELCOME TO KY! You made it. Getting accepted to Aalto University School of Business is a great achievement, and many would love to be where you are right now. Welcome to the best student community this country has to offer! But wait for it, the greatest journey of your life is only starting. Traditionally, the first year students in our school are called ‘mursus’ instead of ‘fuksis’. Be proud of your title, not everyone qualifies for it.

event offering includes traditional student parties, sports events and interdisciplinary activities with the whole Aalto community. In student advocacy, we are the ones to make sure your voice is heard throughout the decision-making bodies in the School of Business and at national level. In addition to the aforementioned, we arrange several careerrelated events, excursions, benefits and showcase a variety of career paths. KY is with you throughout your studies and beyond that.

Aalto University Business Students, more familiarly known as KY, is the home and community for students at Aalto University School of Business. KY, founded in 1911, equals its members, a community of motivated and capable future game-changers from the best business school in Finland. KY provides its members with everything they need and want in their life as a student – and even after graduation!

But how can all this translate into the best years of your life? I encourage you to keep an open mind and try new things. KY is a community where every student is welcome and where everyone has a chance to exceed themselves and find like-minded people. Student life is full of possibilities – you never know what kind of opportunities await around the corner. Take a chance, try and experience it!

The pages of this guide reveal what modern KY does to enrich and improve your study experience. There is something for everyone, and the best part of it all is that KY membership is free for all degree students at Aalto BIZ. Find instructions on how to join on page 11.

With all my heart I wish you, mursu, an unforgettable study experience here at Aalto University School of Business. Get excited!

What KY does can be summarized into three areas: community, student advocacy and work & career. In the community sector, we aim to make your life as a student as unforgettable as possible. Our wide


Henrik Kekarainen Chairman of the Board

Photo: Petri Anttila


Aalto University Business Students, KY, guarantees you memorable years to come as a student at the School of Business. You’ll make lifelong friends and have a chance to join in on amazing parties and events wearing your dollar-green overalls. In addition, you’ll get to network with our alumni and build valuable ties to work life already early in your studies. KY life is filled with diverse activities – from relaxed movie evenings to wild parties, from fancy gala events to sports and adventures in the wilderness. The wide range of activities guarantees that you will surely find the place where you feel most at home. This guide aims to make you familiar with KY, its activity offerings and its history, dating back all the way to 1911. Don’t hesitate to get involved!

AS A BUSINESS STUDENT AT AALTO UNIVERSITY In 2009, three universities in the Helsinki metropolitan area (the Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki) merged into one new entity, Aalto University. As a result, when beginning your studies you will become a member of the Aalto University Student Union (AYY). AYY mainly concentrates on student advocacy and lobbying, whereas KY seeks to look after the interests of business students specifically. If you wish to have a peek outside the world of business, AYY is worth exploring! The student union gives you a chance to make friends across academic boundaries. Read more about AYY on page 48.

AS AN AYY MEMBER To prove your student status during your study years, you will need a national student card. The student card will grant you access to discounts on public transport and trains, as well as the right to purchase cheap meals at student caféterias.


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. However, even before receiving the actual card you will get access to the discounts by paying the AYY membership fee – just hold on to your membership payment receipt and get it stamped at the Help Desk of the Aalto University School of Business. The receipt will serve as your temporary student card.

AS A KY MEMBER New business students don’t automatically become members of KY. To join the association, fill out the membership form available on our website at kyweb. fi/join. Joining is free of charge, and it’s definitely advisable, as the membership comes with many benefits. As a member you get, for example, access to various discounts available for KY members only. More about the member benefits on pages 11 and 55. Once you have received your student card, pick up a separate sticker at the KY office to be able to prove your membership. Before receiving the official card you can already get access to the benefits by getting a KY stamp on the receipt of the paid AYY membership fee.

AS AN EXCHANGE STUDENT Exchange students are unfortunately unable to officially join KY. However, they do get the same student benefits by showing their student card as Finnish students do and also have the opportunity to enhance their discount portfolio by getting a KY sticker on their student card. The stickers can be retrieved from the KY office on Konemiehentie 4 in Otaniemi or Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 in Töölö.




The business students in Helsinki – and now in Espoo – have stuck together already for over a hundred years. Throughout its long history, KY has built 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!



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.

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.


Subcommittees Clubs Subject clubs

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





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.

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!




KY Foundation, for its part, was founded to support the students of Aalto University School of Business. The foundation distibutes grants and subsidies to, for example, KY’s associations, individual projects and students going abroad for an exchange period. More about KY Foundation on pages 72-73.



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

KYLTERI MAGAZINE An independent student magazine published by the KY Foundation.


3400 members


105 years


55 associations


8 board members


8 employees


3 locations


Hundreds of volunteers


KY FOUNDATION In the Foundation for Economics Students in Helsinki 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.





Three campuses, one KY Vision The best student community in the world New and exciting career paths for our members A bridge builder in the Aalto community Truly international

KY’s Communities


Creates a holistic study experience for the B.Sc. students

Personal growth

Facilitates a fresh start and an emphasis on majors for the M.Sc. students

A tight-knit community


Provides strong support to the BScBA programme in Mikkeli

Mission A distinctive community Possibilities for personal growth Advocacy at the university and at national level Members with various needs on three campuses

Partnership with BIZ Shares the vision of a world-class business school Commits to mutual goals and shares responsibilities Functions as a link between students and Aalto BIZ

By joining KY, you ensure that you get the most out of your life as a student. As a member, you will be a part of a 105-year-old student community, with rich traditions and culture. You will get the right to wear our dollar-green overalls and to attend events meant exclusively for KY members. You’ll be able to join e.g. KY’s committees and project teams as well as other extra-curricular activities, and will most likely make many friends for life.


The Aalto Community Facilitates encounters between Aalto students Attaches mursus primarily to KY and secondly to Aalto Keeps KY activities open to other Aalto students


Work and Career Showcases extensive knowledge of various career paths Possesses implicit knowledge of career issues Promotes BIZ students at national level

KY works closely with Aalto University School of Business to ensure that students’ rights are upheld and that we get the most out of our 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 form the network for your future career. Furthermore, KY gives students opportunities for international experiences, such as a chance to visit foreign cities during International Weeks.

GET VALUABLE BENEFITS KY offers several member benefits worth good money: »»

Scholarships and grants e.g. for international exchange studies (see page 43)


Discounts at various shops, services and restaurants (see page 55)


Student membership of Suomen Ekonomit (The Finnish Business School Graduates), including a free subscription of Kauppalehti (see page 58)


KY MasterCard (no monthly or an nual fees, min. 90 ECTS)


Confidential legal advice free of charge (see page 52)

Join now at It’s free.





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 beginning of the student union, and they are still used to this day.


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.


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, will power, hard work and a pinch of luck led to success and a land-purchasing agreement was finally signed in 1939. Construction planning commenced immediately.


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.


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 AmerTupakka 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 KY was also active outside the student union, and AND TELEVISION the media diligently followed KY’s affairs. KY contin 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.


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.


In the 1980s, the student union’s activity wasn’t as political as in the previous decades. KY members partied at the student union’s own restaurants – one of the most 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.


ued 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.



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.


Increasing the service level was a major focus point of the first decade of 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 finished in Arabianranta in 2006 and Arkadiankatu in 2009.


Come Aalto University and Aalto University Student Union, KY’s status as a student union was retracted, and KY as an association started its operations on January 1st, 2010. During the first years, KY searched for its place in the new union and looked for new directions. Also the KY Foundation started operating in 2010. Last year, 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 the Otaniemi campus.

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

KY ON FACEBOOK KY – Aalto University Business Students KY’s official Facebook page.

JOIN OUR GROUPS KY Events The events hosted by KY and its associations. KY Career Work and career-related discussion. KY Today The latest KY information and member discussion.

KY ON OTHER NETWORKS Twitter @ky_1911 Tweets about KY life, interesting articles and success stories of our members. Tag us to join in or to create conversation! Instagram @ky_1911 Snapshots of KY life. Tag KY in your picture and it might get reposted! YouTube KY – Aalto University Business Students Home to all KY videos. LinkedIn KY – Aalto University Business Students Add your experience at KY on your profile and follow to connect with your network. Flickr

MONDAY MAIL KY’s weekly newsletter gathering all KY events and other highlights in a nutshell, sent straight to your email.

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





WAPPU Wappu is a student’s Christmas, New Year’s and birthday all wrapped into one. KY Wappu is filled with various events, such as the Kymppisuora pub crawl, the traditional Wappu terrace and a picnic at Ullanlinnanmäki. Before Manta gets her cap it is 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 in good company – and champagne flows all day long.

A year at KY is filled with various events – there definitely is something for every taste! We gathered here some of the highlights of the year. 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 KY’s clubs, subcommittees, committees and other volunteer associations introduce themselves. The day continues with the Mursu Party at Alakertsi, the famous party space in the basement of the KY Building. We guarantee that Alakertsi will soon be very familiar to you, like all KY premises in Töölö and Otaniemi! Another highlight of your fall, Mursujaiset, is an academic baptism for new BIZ students – we won’t, however, reveal too much about the 24h experience beforehand! Save the date (and maybe the day after), because this is something not a single mursu wants to miss!

INTERNATIONAL WEEK The highlight of October is without a doubt the International Week in Helsinki. KY hosts students from around the world, introducing them to the Finnish business world as well as to Finnish culture and traditions. The week culminates in the glamorous Boston Night dinner and its counterpart, the legendary Sillis.

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

KY WEEK The single most amazing event of the year takes place in February. During KY Week, we celebrate KY’s birthday – next February KY turns 106! After having enjoyed the festive atmosphere at a sitsi party and awesome performances at KY Kuntis, it’s time to dress up and head to the Annual Ball itself. 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 dollar-green overalls fill KUJ’s buses, as the always so effervescent Sillis is about to commence! Mursu, brace yourself for a hectic week!



LAULUILTA TRADITIONS AND SITSI PARTIES ‘Lauluiltas’ have very long traditions at KY. They include a nice dinner, drinks and songs. Kiljukaula, KY’s own song book, is actively used at lauluiltas and other get-togethers. A lauluilta is one of the best ways to get to know more about the traditions and roots of KY, as singing has been 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 to sitsis, but dress a bit fancier for a lauluilta. Sitsi parties at KY are mainly organized by one of the three subcommittees, NESU-KY.


Mikkeli, 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.

Aalto BIZ, Mikkeli Campus has the only entirely English-speaking Bachelor’s degree programme in the field of business. There are around 250 Finnish and international students in the programme. 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 studying in the programme is extremely intensive, we also know how to make the most of our two years here in Mikkeli. 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 freshmen 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 freshmen to see what life in Mikkeli campus is like – especially now that our freshmen have the right to complete their Master’s degree at the main campus. Even though all babas (that’s what we call the students on Mikkeli campus) have the same dollargreen 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 In addition, be sure to follow us on Instagram (@probbary) and Snapchat (probba89) as well!


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. Looking back on your student years you will surely prefer remembering not only auditoriums and lectures at Aalto BIZ, but also the hands-on experience and lifelong friendships gained while studying. Turn the page and come along!






KUJ KUJ, or more formally Kulttuurijaosto, is KY’s cultural subcommittee. For decades KUJ has been known for the parties and events it has organized for the students. Mursus will get their first touch with KUJ in Mursujaiset, a 24-hour ordeal for new students, which KUJ arranges to welcome mursus to our community. After Mursujaiset the most visible events by KUJ are parties like Club Lagoon (the largest student club party in Helsinki), KY’s official entrance exam party and Sillis. KUJ forms a tight community inside KY, and former members of the board are often active even years after graduation. In KUJ you will get a chance to find yourself at the heart of KY culture. The door is open once and only once, so mursu, choose wisely. You can find more information about Kulttuurijaosto at or by following KUJ on Facebook at


SUBCOMMITTEES 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 usually have some fun of their own. Many former members of KUJ, NESUKY and KY-Sub look back on their subcommittee year with great fondness. Photo: Aino Röyskö


We are KY International Subcommittee, or KY-Sub. Our mission is to bring international and Finnish students together by organizing amazing events for everyone studying at Aalto University School of Business – exchange students, foreign degree students and Finnish students are all warmly welcome to join our activities throughout the academic year. Our most popular events are the trips to Lapland and St. Petersburg, both organized once each semester. We also arrange cottage trips, sitsi parties and more spontaneous events such as karaoke nights and laser tag games. All our events are held in English so that everyone can have great time together and network with students from all over the world. At KY-Sub’s events, you will not only enjoy a perfect chance to integrate into the Finnish student life and have the time of your life while studying, but also learn a great deal about other cultures. In addition, you will establish international networks useful for your future career and start to see international work environment as an opportunity rather than a challenge. You will recognize the members of KY-Sub by a flag ribbon on their overalls. Feel free to contact us for any questions at any time, we’re happy to help! To get the most out of your time at Aalto, follow us on Facebook at

NESU-KY NESU-KY, the Nordic Economics Students’ Union at KY, is the biggest of KY’s three subcommittees. It also functions as a part of the larger organization NESU that aims to increase collaboration between economics students in the Nordic countries. For over half a century NESU has functioned in every Finnish city that offers university level business studies and it has also expanded to Estonia, Denmark and Iceland. NESU-KY organizes most of the sitsi parties held at KY, and the annual event portfolio also includes career events, cottage trips, cruises and the legendary Wappu Terrace. Additionally, NESU-KY cooperates and arranges events together with other student organizations such as LKS, Prodeko, Pykälä and SHS. New members are welcomed every fall. Once you become a member of NESU-KY, you will be part of the community for the rest of your studies and get a chance to build lifelong friendships and connections in Finland and other Nordic countries. If networking and having a good time are not good enough reasons to be 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 NESU-KY by their big smiles and names on the back of their overalls. For more information check out our social media channels (Facebook:, Instagram: @ nesu_ky, Snapchat: nesunasu) and NESU’s website at






KY is filled with clubs for all tastes and interests. Activities range from sailing to orchestras and movie nights to wine tastings, just to name a few! You will surely find something that suits you. However, if you feel like you are still missing out on something, we encourage you to start your own club!

Aalto Predators is the American football team of Aalto University. It consists of 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 2016 Student Bowl. The team hosts many sports viewings, including the Super Bowl party, open to all Aalto students. The team also organizes evenings for the players to watch games and socialize. The association includes football enthusiasts who lend their talents to the events or the board. APC – Foxes, the student cheerleading team at Aalto, is also a part of the association. American football has positions for diverse athletic types. Tryouts are held in the fall at the beginning of the academic year. Coaching is both in Finnish and in English. Find out more at and

The ‘Startup Sauna Seed Accelerator Program’ and ‘Startup Life Internship Program’ were created by Aaltoes. In 2011, Aaltoes started to take care of the startup conference Slush, and since then the event has grown enormously. Due to the huge growth, Slush is nowadays its own organization. To be part of all this you can join us at our open workshops or send us a message through Facebook at or by email. Find more information on our website at

AALTO SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CLUB A!DVENTURES We are all things outdoor, from multisport and hiking to ice climbing – and beyond. Bringing extreme and endurance sports to the masses since 2015, we are the newest and most wholeheartedly interdisciplinary club at Aalto. Gorgeous landscapes, physical and mental challenges, adrenaline rush and expensive gear drenched in sweat are only some of the things that get us excited. Our events make it possible for all Aalto students to simply enjoy nature and good company in a relaxed atmosphere, even if you are one of the people who prefer their extreme sports without the “extreme” part (so do many of us). Whether you are a couch potato or an experienced triathlete, as long as you’re into any outdoor activity that does not involve a ball, check us out at or

AALTO COCKTAIL Aalto Cocktail was founded in 2011 with a simple mission: to bring a classy alternative to the abundant selection of parties and events where student overalls and warmish beer form the not-so-elegant foundation. Aalto Cocktail has approximately 400 members at the moment, and a board of nine cocktail conscious representatives who, with the help of our active members, carry the responsibility of guiding the student culture of Aalto University towards a brighter future of class, style and irresistible taste. This year we will be present at many events. Come talk to us and learn more about our activities and the exquisite side of drinking. Your life


will never be the same after learning what true taste and integrity means in a drink. Check out our Facebook page at, where we update information about the events we organize. If you are interested in joining our growing group of quality demanding members just fill out the application form at

AALTO DEBATING SOCIETY Debating is a social activity that provides you with significant benefits on an intellectual level. It develops your ability to think quickly, form sound arguments and speak with confidence and conviction. Aalto Debating Society engages you with an international community of people from different fields of study at Aalto. At ADS debates we break down e.g. societal, economic and political issues in a relaxed environment. With ADS you can partake in events such as: 1. Weekly practice debates 2. International debating tournaments – an excellent opportunity to connect with people from all over the globe 3. Workshops, show debates and guest speaker events 4. Social events where you can familiarize yourself with the debating world in a casual setting Debate with ADS to broaden your understanding of the world and to improve your presentation skills – and never run out of witty conversation topics! Find us at or send an email to

Aalto Sustainable Business Club (SBC) is a vibrant community of students enthusiastic about sustainable business. We help our members build new skills, connect with potential employers and network with other sustainability-minded people. We organize company excursions, skill development workshops and ‘On the Couch’ discussion evenings, as well as various other social events. All our events are held in English. Last year we held our first ‘Sustainability Networking Event’, a talk about frugal innovations, visited Fazer, EY and Stora Enso and threw a great Christmas party. The club welcomes new membership applications during the entire year. Feel free to join us at any time – ideas for new events are always welcome! Best of all, the membership of SBC is completely free! For more information about the organization, visit our website at, follow us on Facebook at or email us at aaltosbc@

AALTOES Aalto Entrepreneurship Society is the largest and most active student-run entrepreneurship community in Europe. We want to make an impact and change the entrepreneurial culture around us to be bolder and more active. Our culture is based on an open community that anyone can join. We aim to give everyone a chance to work on projects they feel passionate about. Aaltoes was founded in 2009. Our main goal is to inspire students to become entrepreneurs and to think big and globally by organizing networking events and trips.

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AEGEE-HELSINKI AEGEE is the largest interdisciplinary student association in Europe with more than 13 000 members in 40 countries. The association’s aim is to increase cooperation, communication and integration among students by organizing local and European level events. AEGEE is a voluntary, non-profit organization and it is not linked to any political party. In AEGEE-Helsinki, which is the only local branch in Finland, the members are mostly from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. AEGEE-Helsinki organizes local events every month and European events about three times per year. The events vary from exchanges between AEGEE locals to theme parties and board game nights. The members can also attend events organized by other locals all around Europe. All the events are held in English. You are welcome to our events to find out more. Check out our website at and Facebook page at






AIESEC is the biggest student-run organization in the world with over 70 000 active members. AIESEC offers internships abroad and develops leadership qualities of young people around the world. Our members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. AIESEC provides you with experience that can’t be studied. We organize several social projects around Helsinki and develop students by sending our members to attend international conferences. There are a few ways to take full advantage of AIESEC. The easiest way is simply to join our amazing team, which is also the best way to meet the international community at Aalto. You can come chill out at our sauna nights, barbecues and of course at our unforgettable parties. Find us on Facebook at and join us at

Boston Promenade is KY’s very own big band. The band has entertained business students at various parties since 1964. Every year, Boston Promenade performs at KY’s most memorable events: Mursujaiset, Boston Night, the Annual Ball and PreManta. In addition, Boston Promenade regularly performs at corporate events in Finland and abroad, sometimes with special guest stars. Our music ranges from jazz, soul and funk to the latest pop hits, but every time the party is guaranteed to go through the roof. Boston consists of five singers and 25 players, including trombones, saxophones and trumpets. About half of the musicians are professional, other half come from KY or the Aalto community. We always welcome aspiring student musicians! Don’t hesitate to contact us at kapu@ to join us. Listen to us on Spotify and follow us on Facebook at, Instagram (@bostonpromenade) and Snapchat (bostonpromenade). See you at the gigs!

AKYSTIC Akystic is a unique cover band, consisting of a dynamic group of young and talented musicians. The band’s repertoire covers a wide range of well-known rock, pop and dance music. Members of Akystic are well-experienced in performing, each bearing a diverse history with their own instruments. One of Akystic’s remarkable features is its ability to perform with varied assemblies, thus customising the assembly of each performance according to the customer’s needs and wishes. Thanks to its broad selection of musicians, Akystic can perform even a rousing electric party gig in a large-scale event with rich musical elements or, alternatively, perform as a small duo at a more modest event, without any external audio system. Whichever the case, Akystic is definite to present each occasion with a very memorable and gripping gig experience. Visit our website at




FBC-KY FBC-KY, also known as ‘The Snakes’, is a floorball club for business students at Aalto University. During its fouryear history, the club has succeeded in winning many prizes, Finnish University Championships in 2014 and 2015 being the best achievements. In 2016, the club won both of UniSport’s leagues, Kumpula and Otaniemi. We practise 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 at university, so whatever your skills are, you will fit in.

HERNESAAREN NÄÄDÄT Hernesaaren Näädät is KY’s one and only, legendary ice hockey team. Since the beginning of the 90s, the home of Näädät has been the centrally located ice hockey rink of Hernesaari. Näädät gather together every week to share their passion for ice hockey. The team plays in division III in the Helsinki region and so also has, on average, a game per week in addition to the weekly trainings. Näädät start their season in the beginning of September. Furthermore, the team has several awesome events during the season, e.g. a game against Hanken, played in front of hundreds of students at the legendary Helsinki Ice Hall. If you got interested and have some background in ice hockey, don’t hesitate to contact the team via Facebook at or via email at markus. or Näädät promises you good times, enjoyable hockey and lifelong friends!


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BACCUS Baccus is a wine club with passion and history – it was originally founded already in the 1980s. The club’s mission is to promote wine culture and knowledge among the students of Aalto University in a relaxed setting. Baccus arranges several wine tastings and other wine-related events throughout the academic year, e.g. a three-week wine school for rookies and the traditional champagne tasting, ‘Sparkling Night’. We also organize a trip to a different wine region every year. Our events are open to everyone, whether you are a wine newbie or a more experienced wine enthusiast! For more information, follow us on Facebook at

If you wish to be part of the club, join us at the first practice of the season in fall. In case you can’t make it, just email us at or send us a message on Facebook. You can also find more information about the club on Facebook, so go and like FBC-KY at!

FC Kissat is a football club for female students at Aalto University. FC Kissat is a team about good fun and exercise, and it is open to players of all skill levels. We have members from first year students to recently graduated, all differing in football experience, but sharing the passion for the sport. FC Kissat welcomes all female students to come and join in on the fun! Exchange students are also warmly welcomed, even for short exchange periods – we have gained valuable experience from our Italian and Russian enforcements. We practise once a week, outdoors during summer time and indoors during winter time. 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 our website at and Facebook page at, or send an email to

Kauppakorkeakoulun Porvarit is a political student association and a member of the Student League of National Coalition party of Finland, Tuhatkunta. We arrange interesting events such as sauna evenings, excursions, panel discussions and sitsi parties. We also participate in the elections of AYY representative council, as well as in Tuhatkunta’s events held around Finland. Our members can significantly influence the types of activities we arrange. Everyone is welcome to participate in our events. They are, however, primarily held in Finnish. You can get more information by emailing or by visiting our Facebook page at We will give the dates of our events there as they are decided, so be sure to follow us!

KY HONBU Business students’ karate club KY Honbu arranges a beginners’ course in karate! The course starts in September. If you already know karate or some other style, you might want to start at a practice for the upper belts. Our practices are held at Aalto BIZ main building in Töölö or at Unidojo, on Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 25. For more information visit Our karate style is called Koryu Uchinadi. It is a modern application of the original Okinawan karate. The aim of the style is to improve one’s self-defense abilities in varying situations and scenarios. Practising karate suits anyone interested in getting fit and developing their body control or combat skills. In addition to intensive training we organize different kinds of get-togethers and karate camps.




KY ICE KY Ice is a skating club for all Aalto students interested in ice skating. We practise once a week during semesters. The practice usually takes place on Fridays in the afternoon at Helsinki Ice Hall in Töölö. Practices are not coached, but skating is pretty fun with good music and very low price! Whether you are a Bachelor’s or a Master’s student, a figure skater, synchronized skater or novice (or never skated before), you are welcome to join us on ice! More information on Facebook or by emailing kyice.

KY UNITED KY United – men who score. KY United is the very own football club of the business students at Aalto University. The club arranges many different field activities, such as weekly futsal practices during semesters, futsal league matches and tournaments (football, futsal, beach football). Also activities off the field are arranged – match studios being a great example. The club is one of the most international ones at KY, which makes the events a great opportunity to get to know some foreign or Finnish students better. Weekly practices are open to 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 our Facebook page at and join the club’s Facebook group. You can also contact the team by emailing us at united@

KY-KANNUS KY-Kannus keeps up the riding traditions at Aalto University School of Business. Kannus gives an opportunity for students to continue their hobby while at university and encourages new horse enthusiasts to try out riding. The club organizes a wide range of riding events throughout the year, for both experienced riders and beginners. Kannus organizes e.g. trail riding trips and offers lessons in show jumping, dressage and western riding, to name a few. 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-KORI KY-Kori, founded in 1977, is the traditional basketball team at Aalto University School of Business. The team plays in the Finnish southern division III. We practise twice a week and occasionally organize casual off-court


events as well. Everyone interested in basketball is welcome to join our team, especially those with some background in basketball. For additional information see our website at profiles/KY-Kori.

KY-MISSIO KY-Missio is the Christian association at KY, with the aim of bringing together Christian business students and sharing the gospel at our school. KY-Missio has regular lunch and prayer meetings in Töölö and in Otaniemi. We also study the Bible together, play games, watch movies and invite interesting Christian speakers from business life to talk at our meetings. The club often uses English as its language and warmly welcomes all international students. Go to our Facebook page or contact us via email at to find more information. You are more than welcome to join us!


KY-SAIL KY-Sail is the students’ sailing club at Aalto BIZ, founded in 2006. With a variety of events organized throughout the year, our aim is to encourage and advance sailing and sailing culture amongst students. KY-Sail is one of the largest and most active clubs at the School of Business. We are characterized by our quality events organized both on land and at sea. We are best-known for our two-week sailing trip to the Mediterranean with almost 100 students, as well as for hosting our legendary crayfish party every fall. Whether you’re after unforgettable parties, days sailing at sea or anything in between, with KY-Sail you will definitely find something to take part in! 15 board members run the club – you will recognize us by our classy blazers and welcoming smiles. Each fall we recruit new members to join our team. Come meet us for more information or read more on our website at and on our Facebook page at

The aviation club KY-mppi is one of the most active clubs at KY. KY-mppi organizes a diversity of events, both big and small, varying from skydiving to cultural events. The annual Kymppisuora, a pub crawl that kicks off KY’s Wappu, and Uusi Nousu after Boston Night and the Annual Ball are traditional events organized by KY-mppi. Other events from the past include wine tastings, movie nights and cottage trips, often done in collaboration with other student clubs. In KY-mppi you get to decide what kind of activities and events we organize, and with us, not even the sky’s the limit. We take new members under our wings all year around, and everyone interested is welcome to join. Find more information on our Facebook page at Aim hai!

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 students with an opportunity to play golf at student-friendly prices. KY-Slice arranges various events throughout the year, from Green Card courses for beginners to KY Championships for more experienced players. Although golf is what brings the club members together, they don’t take it too seriously – the main purpose of our events is to have fun and meet new friends. KY-Slice’s events are open to all the students at Aalto University. For more information about our activities, come to the info evening organized in fall and like KYSlice on Facebook at Welcome aboard!


KY-PELAAJAT Greetings fellow board gamers! Sometimes it is good to get away from the stress of university life, and for this we have the perfect distraction. KY-Pelaajat is a club run by passionate gamers with the goal of bringing people together for some fun by board gaming. No prior experience is required as our members are happy to teach newcomers! We meet at the KY Building at times advertised on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow us to get the latest updates! We are also looking for new members to join the board and organize events, just post on our Facebook page at if interested!

join the board every fall at the legendary info evening. The members of the board have to go through an election, but all students at Aalto are warmly welcome to our events! To get more info about KY-Ski, our events and the newest skiing trends, please visit


KY-SKI KY-Ski is the legendary skiing club of Aalto University School of Business. During the club’s 40-year-long existence, our golden aim has been to spread the joy of skiing culture all around us – after-skis strongly included. Surfing is also close to KY-Ski’s heart. We arrange cool events and trips to Finnish ski resorts and all the way to the Alps. In addition, we organize smaller events throughout the year and cooperate with other clubs and associations of KY and AYY, as well as with other universities. With KY-Ski you can meet people from the other skiing clubs around the country. Our events are organized by an awesome and active board. Approximately six new members are chosen to

KY-Speksi is an interactive musical comedy, created by students of Aalto University School of Business, but students from other disciplines are welcome to join in as well. This ambitious yet playful production combines music, dance and out-of-this-world performances – not forgetting the mind-blowing storyline. The actors either follow the storyline or the audience’s directions. To see 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 scene replayed 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 in early fall. Please note that the actual play is in Finnish. To get to know more and to stay posted, follow @kyspeksi on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

KY-TENNIS KY-Tennis organizes weekly tennis practice sessions open to all students. You just need to register at least one day in advance. In addition, before Christmas and in the beginning of summer we have fun tournaments to celebrate the start of the holiday season. If you have a passion for the sport or some new event ideas and want to contribute, find KY-Tennis on Facebook or email for more information. We mainly operate in English.




KYL – HELSINKI ACADEMIC MALE CHOIR We are looking for men who can sing. As the oldest and most prestigious of KY’s clubs, KYL has changed the notion of what male choir singing is about. With us, your vocal chords will produce music ranging from Sibelius to Katy Perry while performing to audiences in top concert halls in Japan (in 2014) and nightclubs at Mummotunneli (don’t ask) or wherever duty calls. KYL is one of Finland’s top male choirs. We have won international competitions and published critically acclaimed albums. We are more interested in a good attitude than a broad musical background. Do notice, however, that KYL operates and sings in Finnish, so willingness to learn the language is a must! We can offer you singing instruction, an appreciation of classical and not-so-classical music, trips to the stages of the world, but most importantly, a lifelong brotherhood. Join us if you have the balls. Find more information at and follow @kylchoir on Facebook and Instagram.




KYlppy is KY’s own traditional and elegant sauna club. The purpose of KYlppy is to bring students together and promote sauna culture among all students of Aalto University. We at KYlppy organize all kinds of sauna-themed events, activities and parties. Visit KYlppy’s Facebook page at or feel free to ask us anything by sending an email to By liking us on Facebook, you will be the first to know about our upcoming events.

NESU-Probba is the NESU-organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. The purpose of NESU is to bring together business students from all around the Nordics. NESU-Probba thus enhances networking within the student community. The most important part of the yearly activities of NESU-Probba is organizing academic dinner parties, ‘sitsi parties’ or ‘sits’ as we say in Mikkeli. At the time of its foundation in 2007, the association aimed to organize at least five sitsi parties per year, but recently the number of events organized by NESU-Probba has significantly increased. The ten-member board of the organization ensures that the parties held in Mikkeli are entertaining and actively promotes the prevailing NESU culture. Find more information on Facebook at Welcome to have the time of your life – see you in Mikkeli!

WhisKY was founded in 2011 to introduce the world of whiskies to students and to give them an opportunity to enjoy good quality whisky. From the beginning there have been both very experienced and less experienced enthusiasts, not to mention complete novices, attending our events. Our events are quite casual, and everybody interested is welcome to join us. In the fall we usually hold a ‘Whisky 101’ tasting, which is an excellent chance to get to know our club. At the tasting we cover the basics of whisky, how it is manufactured and some tips on how to taste it. Even if you are more experienced in the world of whisky, our tastings often have interesting rarities from different countries. We also sometimes arrange visits to importers or distilleries. For more information about the club and our events, please visit our Facebook page at and join us at the next tasting!

KYN – KAUPPAKORKEAKOULUN YLIOPPILASKUNNAN NAISLAULAJAT KYN – an academic female choir that changes your perception of choral music! KYN is a bright, ambitious and versatile female choir. The musical strength of KYN lies in the choir’s expressiveness, rhythmic competence and unique repertoire that has delighted people from France to Taiwan. KYN has profiled itself particularly as an interpreter of ethnic jazz. In addition to concerts, KYN performs in smaller groups at various events. This fall KYN releases a new ethnic jazz album and holds a concert at Savoy Theatre on October 26th to celebrate it. After exams, on December 11th and 18th, it is time to calm down at our Christmas concerts. In 2017 KYN plans to perform with the new album and other ethnic jazz repertoire at different music festivals in Finland. Follow KYN on Facebook at and on YouTube at to stay updated!



KYppendales is KY’s own dance team that performs regularly at events and parties. Our shows are all about talent, musicality, humor and good vibes – with a hint of flirt and crazy ideas on the side. We also arrange open workshops and dance classes for all Aalto University students. For more information about our future events and activities in general, please check out our Facebook page at or send an email to kyppendales@



KYllä Oluelle is a beer society founded in late 2014, now consisting of 15 board members. Our vision is to knock off the idea that beer is just the one euro cans you can find at your local supermarket. To chase this dream, we organize themed beer tastings, parties and other events – you may have seen our latest project, ‘Akateeminen Vartti’, this past Wappu on the streets of Helsinki and Otaniemi. To learn more about what we come up with next and how you can join in on the fun, keep an eye on our social media pages! You will find us on Facebook at KYllaOluelle and on Instagram @oluelle.

KYssi is a tennis, badminton, squash and table tennis club for the business students of Aalto University. We provide business students with an opportunity to exercise in an encouraging atmosphere. Alongside our events, we arrange opportunities to socialize with other sports enthusiasts. Our association hosts numerous events annually, and the events are open to all KY members. Generally, our events consist of a sports part and a social part. We hope to see you at our next event!


TIKELO Movie club Tikelo is one of KY’s oldest clubs, established in 1965. Tikelo hosts different types of movie events such as themed movie evenings in KY premises and bigger screenings at local theatres. We serve all kinds of film tastes from big blockbusters to lesser known quality films of all genres. Our events are always free or very affordable and they are easy to take part in. If you are a true movie fanatic, Tikelo board is the place for you! Stay tuned and find us at

VEMIA Vemia is all about bringing creative people together. Fashion photography, YouTube videos, short movies or interactive websites – whatever your media production is about, you can come to Vemia to share your projects, create and have fun! It doesn’t matter if you have no skills yet, in Vemia you will learn. Vemia is a place to find creative friends, learn new skills and have fun that leaves a mark! We have, for example, frozen water’s movement and made an aftermovie of Wappu. In addition to teaching and helping each other, we also maintain an array of cool media production equipment from active stabilizers to smart camera remotes. The best way to join us is by sending an email to You can also join our Facebook group at and see more on our Facebook page at

WOMEN OF AALTO Women of Aalto, founded in 2015, is a platform for networking and peer support from like-minded students (including men!) across all disciplines of Aalto University. We want to encourage students to network and share ideas about endorsing women and gender equality. Our aim is to offer inspirational events with various unique themes and to enhance our members’ personal skills regarding building a career path already during their studies. We organize our events based on different concepts such as ‘Women of Aalto got Talent!’, ‘Dream Factory’, ‘Women of Aalto Lean In!’ and ‘Afternoon Tea’. Interested? Find more information on our website at and follow us on Facebook at WomenOfAalto and on Instagram at WomenOfAalto.




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

CULTURAL COMMITTEE KUVA ACADEMIC COMMITTEE KOVA The Academic 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 organizes the ‘Think Up!’ survey in order to collect feedback on study-related matters at Aalto BIZ and does lobbying towards the school management. KOVA is also responsible for KY Corner, KY’s new space located in the U-wing of the Undergraduate Center. Additionally, the committee maintains the online Fringe Study Guide at and names the Teacher of the Year.


KY’s calendar is filled with different kinds of cultural events, many of which arranged by KY’s Cultural Committee, KUVA. These events include pub crawls, dinner parties, culture events and KY’s famous Wappu celebration, just to name a few. The selection is very wide and it surely offers something for every KY member! In addition to making some unforgettable memories and new friends, being part of this team will teach you important teamwork and project management skills, which will for sure be useful in the future. What’s best, the members of the Cultural Committee get to experience KY’s culture at close range and of course have fun while doing it in great company!


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 most important services KY offers its members. For more information about the benefits, check out page 55 of this guide, or visit KY Sales Channel on Facebook. Sales Academy, led by the KY board member responsible for corporate relations, also promotes sales and entrepreneurship at KY with a handful of events organized in cooperation with sponsoring companies. All current and previous committee members can be recognized by pinstriped sleeves on their overalls.

The Sports and Wellbeing Committee, LiHy, organizes a wide range of events to support students’ physical and mental wellbeing. The committee is responsible for approximately seven events per year, e.g. the student rowing competition Autumn Classic and KY’s traditional hiking trip to Lapland. You should also come taste the delicious cakes at our cake buffet! The members of LiHy can be recognized by the sporty red Adidas jackets and rock-hard team spirit. A year in the committee gives the members not only lots of new friends, but also a unique opportunity to organize events and practise leadership, marketing and teamwork skills. The committee’s goal is to provide students with unforgettable memories, give some balance to the hectic student life – and of course to have fun!

+ROUND TABLES Round Tables were established to bring KY’s core associations and functions together, create conversation and collaboration, share information and best practices and to give the members a chance to be involved in decision-making at KY. Another important part of Round Tables is to give the people the support they need to get things done in their own associations. There are five Round Tables, each run by a KY board member. Two of the RTs bring together the people in charge of communications at their associations, while the third one one mainly concentrates on career communications. The RT for the chairmen of KY’s subject clubs (also known as AJPJ) helps the subject clubs share information with one another. The fifth Round Table gathers the people in charge of corporate relations at different associations at KY. Round Tables are quite a flexible concept and will presumably be reformed over the years.




PROJECT TEAMS There are six very different project teams at KY. In addition to some of KY’s 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! Photo: Esa-Pekka Mattila



In addition to sending members abroad, KY organizes its own International Week annually in Helsinki, welcoming about 30 students from around the world. The week, held in October, is completely organized by a team of around six students selected at the beginning of the year. Arranging a week of activities is a challenge, but also perhaps one of the most rewarding international projects at KY. The Helsinki IW is visible to the rest of the KY members as well – the week is one of the busiest of the fall when it comes to partying! An important but less demanding role in Helsinki IW can be acquired by applying to be a host for the international visitors. As a reward the hosts get the right to participate in the program of the whole week, from company visits to parties. The application starts in fall, so keep your eyes and ears open!

Many of KY’s actors have migrated to Otaniemi, yet our eager and energetic group of Master’s 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 – and of course a chance to balance your studies by taking part in creating new event concepts for your fellow students. Events are often organized in collaboration with other student associations such as Hanken’s SHS Masters’ Committee, so you are bound to extend your network beyond Aalto BIZ. Want to find out more? Find us on Facebook at and stay tuned for Masters’ Night 2016!





Annex @ Aalto is a multidisciplinary two-day event that unites business and tech students with the brightest minds of the business world to create new ideas, learn together and make brave combinations. The event provides Finland’s sharpest students with an opportunity for fruitful interaction and concrete learning experiences while bringing insight to the most current business topics. Annex @ Aalto is about creating connections between people, topics, companies, and methodologies: bringing different and fresh collaboration to the Aalto community and beyond. The multidisciplinary team started its work in March to ensure that at the beginning of 2017 you can come and experience what Aalto can be at its best!

The Annual Ball is the most traditional event at KY – the celebration of KY’s long history. However, every Annual Ball is the creation of the team organizing it and therefore unique. This crown jewel of KY’s culture has introduced KY members to the elegant side of life – in 2011, for example, at the world-renowned Finlandia Hall. In 2016, KY’s 105th birthday was celebrated under the historical lights of Kalastajatorppa. The Annual Ball Committee, the team behind this glamorous celebration, is led by a chairman, and other roles in the committee could be, for example, the responsibility for decorations, invitations, corporate relations or location. The members of the committee are chosen during autumn, usually in October. The Annual Ball itself takes place at the end of February.

EnerKY is composed of KY’s sport tutors, who – with the help of the KY board member responsible for sports and wellbeing – cooperate with AYY and Unisport. EnerKY’s mission is to inspire KY members to try new sports and have fun together while staying active.This small but effective group works together seamlessly, coming up with plenty of new ideas to get students moving. The sports activities that EnerKY organizes are usually very loweffort and low-cost. In the past the team has arranged, for example, weekly running meetings (LenkKY) and floorball games, as well as crossfit, pole dancing and climbing experimentations. What sport would you like to try next?

The Tutor Committee is responsible for recruiting and training all the tutors of Aalto University School of Business. These tutors will lead you to the world of academia, Aalto, KY and a memorable student life. You will share unforgettable moments with your tutor and the other mursus in your group, and the Tutor Committee makes sure the tutors are all top-notch and nothing less than brilliant for our new mursus! Tutoring at Aalto BIZ is a shared project between KY and the School of Business. The Tutor Committee is led by a Tutor Coordinator and supervised by a KY board member and a faculty representative. The committee takes care of the Bachelor’s and Master’s level tutors as well as the exchange tutors, while doing their best to acquaint BIZ tutors with both Otaniemi and Töölö. You will soon see how we did in training your tutor!





SUBJECT CLUBS 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 Management and International Business, briefly M!B, is a subject club for all Aalto University students interested in the aforementioned subjects. The club’s 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 careers by connecting them with interesting employers. M!B organizes various activities for its members to connect them with the faculty and work life and to get together with like-minded students. The activities include company visits, training sessions and get-togethers. The languages used in M!B are both English and Finnish. The best way to get involved in M!B is to join in on our activities and, of course, to join the board. The board is chosen in the annual meeting held at the beginning of December. Contact Aalto M!B through management@list. and visit website at and Facebook page at

Aalto Marketing Society is the subject club of marketing at Aalto University. Our mission is to raise the appreciation of marketing in Finland and to create a close-knit ecosystem of students, alumni, faculty members and marketing professionals. AMS brings marketing enthusiasts together for high quality events, trainings and social gatherings. To make sure our members get an opportunity to develop relevant skills and create important connections we organize events such as Photoshop trainings, company excursions, ‘Marketing Toolbox’, ‘Tuesday Sessions’, seminars and a legendary Christmas party. Each year we also organize a study trip abroad, this year’s destination being the spectacular Seoul. We welcome all marketing-minded students to join the society! For more information about Aalto Marketing Society, visit our Facebook page or webpage




Aalto Strategy is a subject club for students in the multidisciplinary Master’s programme in strategy at Aalto University and those interested in the field. The subject club’s purpose is to represent the Master’s students majoring in strategy at Aalto University and to promote their interests and aspirations by functioning as a link between the 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. We welcome all students to join in on our activities! Our events are held in English. For more information about Aalto Strategy, check out our Facebook page at!

Business law offers you challenges and competitive advantage in the field of business. Business law students are currently highly sought after due to increasing demands of economic knowledge in all organizations. Jury is responsible for the wellbeing of the business law students. We organize meetings with our department as well as relaxed student activities, trips, career evenings and excursions to companies. Our mission is to promote your career possibilities and to find ways for you to connect with other students. Many students find summer jobs and their first proper jobs through us. Connect with us by liking our page on Facebook or send an email to to find out what we have in store for you. Our first major event in autumn will be Juryjurrit, which offers ways to connect with other students, so be on the lookout for it!

CEMS CLUB HELSINKI CEMS Master’s in International Management is a top ranked Master’s programme and alliance of 30 business schools and 74 companies. CEMS Club Helsinki is a student club organizing alumni, social and corporate events, some of which open to all Aalto students. The objective of CEMS Club Helsinki is to ensure that both Finnish and international CEMS students at Aalto University get the most out of their CEMS experience and to help its members create and maintain an exceptional network. For more information check out cemsclub.ayy. fi and like our Facebook page to get notified about the upcoming events.

IDBM KLUBI IDBM Klubi is the subject club for the Master’s programme in International Design Business Management and a community for students, alumni and friends who share our vision of increasing multidisciplinarity and bringing people together across disciplines to learn, have fun and develop together. IDBM Klubi is like a home for IDBMers and likeminded people. Each year the students and active members make it look like themselves, while some foundations remain the same. Our biggest yearly events include the welcoming of the new students, a Christmas party and the Industry Project final presentations together with the faculty, while smaller events concentrate on company relations, communal learning and socializing. Alumni are seen as part of the family, and they are always welcome back home. Like our Facebook page at, contact us at and join our mailing list to get informed!

KY ACCOUNTING KY Accounting is the subject club for accounting students at Aalto University. It was founded in 2000 as KY Profit, but changed its name in 2008. Working for the benefit of the accounting students, KY Accounting arranges business excursions, career evenings, competitions and informal gatherings. The events are open to everyone but they are designed with accounting students in mind. Accounting students are also favoured in case the number of participants to an event is limited. KY Accounting’s official business partners are the four largest international professional services networks - EY, KPMG, PwC and Deloitte. Read more on our website at and like us on Facebook at and Instagram (@kyaccounting).

KY COMMUNICATION KY Communication, also known as KY Comms, is a student club for students majoring or minoring in corporate communication at Aalto University School of Business. Regardless, we welcome all Aalto students with an interest in communication to participate in our activities. Feel free to join our mailing list at and we will keep you in the loop with our happenings. We also post updates on our Facebook page ( and Instagram (@ky_comms). In short, our task is to organize events and activities – such as career events and company excursions – that help students build future career connections. In addition, we host workshops and trainings that




develop students’ skills and knowledge in practice. From time to time we also arrange fun get-togethers and other casual events. KY Communication operates in close connection with the Department of Communication at Aalto University School of Business. Our role is to maintain close relations with the department and to make sure that the students’ opinions are heard. In case you have any suggestions concerning the communications programme or courses, please let us know and we will pass the information forward!

KY ECONOMICS KY Economics is a students’ association for economics-minded students attending 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. KY Economics acts as an intermediary between students, faculty members and potential employers. In addition, KY 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. Also mursus are warmly welcome to join our events. While KY Economics holds events mainly in Finnish, the involvement of international students is highly encouraged. For further information please visit our Facebook page at and our website at If you are willing to hear more about our events, join our mailing list on our website.

KY FINANCE KY Finance is a student organization for the finance students at Aalto University School of Business. We bring together the young talents and the leading companies. Together we realize and propel mutual benefits and lasting relationships. Our goal is also to maintain and further develop student–faculty relations. We create value for 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 at and join our mailing list.


KY-PISTE KY-Piste is the subject club for business technology and information and service management students at Aalto University School of Business. We operate in close collaboration with KY. We organize a variety of exciting events such as career evenings, company excursions and study trips abroad as well as informal gatherings. Additionally, we provide information on career opportunities and serve as a link between students and the school faculty to ensure the quality of your academic experience. Our events are open to all Aalto students. For more information, visit our website at or Facebook page at, and don’t forget to sign up for the mailing list!

PROBBA Probba ry is the student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. With more than 250 members, it functions under KY as a subject club and operates mainly in English. Probba ry’s primary responsibility is to guarantee the best possible study experience for all students at Aalto BIZ, Mikkeli campus. Probba promotes students’ interests and academic culture, acts as a link between the students and various stakeholders and arranges a wide range of amazing leisure events. Most of our events are open to all Aalto students, and we are always more than happy to get new KY freshmen to see what life on Mikkeli campus is like. Find us on Facebook at and check out our website at Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@probbary) and Snapchat (probba89) as well!

KYLTERI MAGAZINE 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. Photos: Petri Anttila

Kylteri magazine, founded in 1999, aims to offer both in-depth, meaningful articles and more light-hearted pieces. The editorial team aims to give a broad coverage of different perspectives and people. For 17 years Kylteri has been a representation of its time. In 2016 Kylteri launched an online magazine at This year the visual identity of the print magazine was also freshened up and the logo of the

magazine was redone. The philosophy behind Kylteri’s aesthetics today is to work with clean lines and strong visual storytelling through photographs. This year the magazine has covered, for example, blogging about menswear, clichés linked to bankers and emerging startups. The average distribution of Kylteri is 1400.


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 editorial team is always looking for new assistants! The assistants are paid a small compensation of 30–70 euros, depending on the task at hand. The magazine is published four times a year, and the next issue will be published in October. The process of making a new issue of Kylteri usually begins with an editorial meeting with the assistants – this is the time for generating ideas and planning the magazine structure. It is okay to participate in the meeting even if you are not willing to write anything! Assisting Kylteri magazine requires capability to do independent work. The editorial staff offers you support and guidance to complete your task, but, in the end, the process of writing, photographing and illustrating is an opportunity for you to test out your independent working skills. As the magazine is in Finnish, writers need to be able to


generate readable texts in the language – it is not mandatory to have experience in magazine writing, though! The editorial staff consists of the Editor-inChief Emilia Mäenmaa, Art Director Antti Ukkonen and Sub-editor Aleksi Lintunen. They are in charge of the overall direction and looks of the magazine. However, Kylteri doesn’t come together without its team of writers, photographers and illustrators. Holders of the permanent positions in the magazine are chosen annually, but as a contributor there are no strings attached. If you are into communications, journalism, photography or illustrating and not afraid of deadlines, don’t hesitate to give a heads-up on your talent!



Nonetheless, studying should not be too stressful. When problems occur or any questions arise, you can always trust to get help from the university, your student union AYY or KY. Business life has not been purely domestic for a while now, and many of us choose to spend an exchange or an internship period abroad to improve our language skills and to explore different cultures. We strongly encourage you to make use of that possibility, too! Turn the page to learn more about your future 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 take responsibility for your choices.




Studying at a university is quite different from your past studies: no strict curriculum exists, unless you have 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. Photo: Petri Anttila


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, starting a family or exchange studies abroad, for instance, may slow down your studies. On the other hand, clear scheduling and goal-oriented attitude could speed up your graduation.

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 self-governing 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 have 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 is not the only point of evaluation – exercises and assignments may have a huge impact on your final grade as well.

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

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

















Fortunately, most books and other materials don’t need be bought to successfully complete your studies. At the Learning Center Library in Otaniemi you will find a comprehensive collection of both domestic and foreign books and journals, including most of the books required on courses. Course books are primarily lent out for two weeks at a time, but for cases of real haste there are some books for short loan only – they can be borrowed for a night or over the weekend. Don’t forget the database of electronic journals either – it can come in handy when all the books are lent out. Other university libraries in the Helsinki metropolitan area are also worth visiting – the main library of the University of Helsinki, Hanken Library and libraries of various universities of applied sciences might carry some books our university library is missing.

Your university level business studies will begin with a 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 is worth 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. There are seven options to choose from: accounting, business technology, corporate law, economics, finance, management and marketing. The area of specialization will make up approximately one third of your Bachelor’s degree studies, and it also outlines the subject matter of your Bachelor’s thesis – the first step into the world of research and academic writing.

QUESTIONS? ANSWERS! All basic information about your studies and answers to your practical questions can be found in the electronic study guide at All course-specific information, on the other hand, is available on WebOodi ( and MyCourses (mycourses. If you would like to talk more profoundly about your studies, you can visit the student affairs office, and if the question at hand concerns a certain course, you can always ask your teacher. In fact, we recommend doing so! At the beginning of your studies, your tutor will explain everything you need to know about your future studies and student life. During your first year, you will be asked to form your personal study plan – your own blueprint to guide you through your studies. Remember that you can 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 coursespecific webpages, empirical information and your fellow students’ takes on courses can be found on the student-operated Fringe Study Guide. The guide is available at, and it can be updated by anyone – the guide will become more useful with each given review. To that end, once you have completed a course, please fill in your own review to expand the database!


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 degree. 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 three 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!



Every business student at Aalto University can spend a semester studying abroad in one of Aalto BIZ’s partner universities, located all over the world. An exchange semester can be included in either your Bachelor’s or your Master’s degree – or both. Annually, about 350 students take advantage of the possibility. The application period for the next academic year’s exchange programs starts in January. Selections are made by the exchange studies committee of Aalto BIZ, where the students’ point of view is represented by the KY board member responsible for educational affairs. If none of the school’s partner universities pleases you, you can arrange a so-called ‘freemover exchange’ yourself. However, the exchange studies have to meet certain quality requirements in order to be accepted as part of your degree. Get more information from the International Student Services and on the website The KY Foundation supports Aalto business students’ internationalization financially by giving out international exchange grants. Last year exchange grants were given to 280 outbound students for a total of 200 000 euros. The application period for the grant starts in April. More info on KY Foundation’s website at

There are two types of international students at Aalto BIZ. International degree students are like all other degree students at the school – exchange students, on the other hand, only spend one or two semesters in Finland, before returning to complete their studies at their home university. For students coming to Finland for the first time, the most valuable support person might be found in a tutor who knows the city, the culture and the school. Thus, tutoring is likely to result in lifelong friendships with international students. Master’s tutors guide a group consisting of both Finnish and international degree students. Tutors for exchange students work in pairs and get to lead two new groups of international visitors into their half-a-year stay.


INTERNATIONAL WEEKS International Weeks take place all over the world and all year round. An IW includes different excursions, fun activities, sightseeing and, of course, new friends. The idea of the concept is to make new acquaintances abroad and to learn a thing or two about their cultures. KY Foundation covers 25% of Aalto BIZ students’ travel expenses (max. 200 euros), and usually the week itself is free of charge. What is more, KY itself organizes an International Week every fall as well – and needs your help to be able to pull it off! Read more on pages 16 and 33.

Nowadays it is possible to include an internship in both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degree for 6 ECTS each. The internship can be done abroad, and academic internships for business students are available e.g. in embassies around the world. CareerWeb, a service offered by the Aalto Career Services (into., is a great place to find announcements of vacancies abroad.




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


OTANIEMI On Otaniemi campus, Bachelor’s students of 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 the event space Saha are both just a few minutes away from the Undergraduate Centre.

ESPILÄ 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! 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 You can, of course, always come by and get the help you need in person.




SAHA 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 Corner is a break room for all business students, conveniently located on the first floor of the U-wing – and it is accessible for students 24/7! KY Corner is a natural place to meet other business students during your school day or after the lectures. There are, of course, some sofas for relaxing and even a small caféteria-type kitchen.






KY SERVICE HOURS AT ESPILÄ Monday–Thursday 13:00–17:00 Friday 13:00–15:00








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



KY BUILDING Welcome to KY’s heart in Töölö, the KY Building! The 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 many of KY’s associations. On the 3rd floor, you will find one of KY’s three service secretaries on Mondays and Thursdays betweenv 15-17. They will assist you with all KY-related matters.




KY SERVICE HOURS AT THE KY BUILDING Monday and Thursday 15:00-17:00

MIKKELI The Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus is located in the city center of Mikkeli, in the region of Southern Savonia. It offers the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business (BScBA). The School of Business, Mikkeli Campus offers a variety of services to its students: School caféteria – Restaurant Kampus serves lunch to students and staff from Mon-Fri.

It has now been almost one year since the first batch of mursus started their studies on the Otaniemi campus. It is time to put the full potential of the Aalto community into use.

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. Last year, however, we took a giant leap towards making this vision come true. The Bachelor’s students of Aalto BIZ moved from Töölö to Otaniemi. The Aalto ARTS as a whole will follow in 2018. This year it was announced that in addition to the TECH students, ARTS students and BIZ Bachelor’s students, also the School of Business as a whole will move to Otaniemi by 2021. This means that all the students of Aalto University will be centralized on one campus. The Aalto community, formed by ‘kylteris’, ‘teekkaris’ and ‘taikkeris’ offers great possibilities to all Aalto students, including those at KY. There are

countless events and interdisciplinary activities organized on the Otaniemi campus. A majority of these events and activities are open to all Aalto students. In the fall, KY offers various possibilities to get to know your fellow students. There are, for example, ‘Otasuunnistus’ event during the orientation week and Aalto Amazing Race in October – an event at which mursus, first year TECH students and first year ARTS students team up and compete to win our very own Aalto community Amazing Race. To make the most out of your time as a student, be sure to get to know students from outside KY as well. Explore the great possibilities on the Otaniemi campus and don’t hesitate to attend the events offered by the Aalto community. You will make new friends and get some of the best memories of your life.

Study areas – Mikkeli campus offers study rooms and computer labs, open 24/7. 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. Read more about Probba on page 18.

Parking – Free parking is offered on campus. Library services – The MUC Library is a scientific library open to Aalto students.






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 en/students. 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


15 000 members


Over 200 associations


€15M annual budget


2 600 student apartments


Approximately 60 employees


10 full-time board members


Hundreds of volunteers


Tempaus2016 takes Aalto University students to every primary school in Finland! The biggest phenomenon of the year, Tempaus2016, is coming.


But what is a Tempaus? Tempaus events are a way for students to influence topical matters in a light-hearted but serious manner. The most famous Tempaus events KY has done in the past have been Finnfocus in London in 1968 and historical versions of Mursujaiset.

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.

This year the students of Aalto University are making history – everyone will get the chance to join the forces to make the biggest and most influential Aalto event ever happened. The idea is to visit all 2400 primary schools in Finland and highlight the importance of basic education and show our support to the students, teachers and the whole Finnish basic education system.


Every new kylteri will have the unique chance to join the Tempaus for a great cause. See you in fall! More information at and on Facebook at Tempaus2016.

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




EVERYDAY LIFE OF A STUDENT It is easier to enjoy student life when your day-to-day necessities are in order. This section aims to answer the practical questions concerning housing, income and health care. Ultimately, there is 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 FSHS, amongst others, are here to help us.



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 search for an apartment through other channels as well. 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.


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:


Private service providers:


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


Get to know the housing section on AYY's website:


Carefully read through at least the application info:


Apply for AYY's housing through the Domo system:

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



Study grant

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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 aid. In addition, since the student financial aid is a social benefit, your income has an effect on the amount of aid you are entitled to during the year.

Students who begin their academic studies for the first time in 2016 have 32 months of financial aid for completing the lower university degree. When students have completed their Bachelor’s degree and continue to their Master’s studies, they are entitled to 23 additional months of financial aid. However, a student can use no more than 50 months of student financial aid 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 the 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 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

services. Further information from the metropolitan area health advice number, (09) 100 23. During your first year of studies, you will receive a request to participate in FSHS’s electronic health survey, SÄTKY, which is designed for reviewing the health of the first-year students. It is very important that you respond to it. 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, Espoo Töölö: Töölönkatu 37 A, Helsinki You may use the services of any health centre, also in other municipalities, if you wish to do so. Further information at If you have a Finnish social security number, you can sign up to the Citizens’ Account service. You can use the service to make and cancel appointments and get messages from FSHS. Read more about the service at (available only in Finnish and Swedish).

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 nyyti. fi and (Palvelut → Aalto-papit). With study-related challenges, you can turn to the student affairs services at your school or Aalto’s study psychologists,


HEALTH AND WELLBEING FINNISH STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE (FSHS) The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS or YTHS in Finnish) takes care of university students’ health. When in need, you can get help from FSHS in the areas of general, oral and mental 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 for any other reason, you can use your own municipal health centre or emergency

UniSport offers Aalto University students inexpensive sports services. UniSport has sports facilities on the City Centre Campus of the University of Helsinki and in Kumpula, Meilahti, Otaniemi and Töölö. UniSport offers, amongst other things, group exercise classes, ball games, gym and various courses. Further 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 classes, courses and extensive gyms. EnerKY makes sure that everyone can find meaningful ways to exercise and maintain an active lifestyle while studying. Ask your own tutor for more info about sports tutoring at Aalto BIZ!


52 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 website at The student discount of Matkahuolto is -50 % on bus journeys of over 80 kilometres. 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. There are many subsidized student restaurants in Otaniemi and the rest of the Helsinki metropolitan area. You can look for the restaurant closest to you on Kela’s website at


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, on Wednesdays between 16:3018:30. You can find him on the third floor of the KY Building. However, keep an eye on for possible changes in the schedule. You can 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. You may order your student card at student-card/university after having paid the membership fee of your student union. To be able to order your own student card you need: 1. A clear photo of your face. The photo must be in electronic format and taken directly from the front in the same way as passport photos. 2. A payment instrument to pay for the order. Visa, MasterCard (credit/debit) or Finnish netbank, for example. 3. Finnish personal identity code (or your stu- dent number if you order a card without the payment functionality).



As a student at Aalto BIZ, 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 and edit the Career Catalogue, a booklet featuring interesting career stories and information about application periods for traineeships and summer jobs. You can also benefit from company cooperation by utilizing a bunch of discounts and benefits students outside Aalto BIZ don’t get access to – as a KY member you are entitled to cheaper prices at many coffee houses, restaurants and clothing stores. Turn the page and get to know your benefits!



EXCURSIONS, SUMMER JOBS AND TRAINEE POSITIONS KY values keeping close connections with many international and Finnish companies. These partnerships offer you amazing career opportunities and insights to business life – already during your studies.

Some of KY’s partnerships have been tightened over many years, and all partners recognize the importance of getting in touch with talented students. So don’t be shy – join us in conquering the business world!

INTERESTED IN TRAINEE POSITIONS OR SUMMER JOBS? Many companies close to KY recruit our students during and after studies offering, for example, trainee positions and summer jobs. We inform about different possibilities almost every week, so you should definitely follow KY’s website and channels on Facebook to stay in touch. Keep your eyes and ears open especially at the beginning of the year, when application periods for summer jobs open. Learn more about KY’s partners and the cooperation in general at


GET TO KNOW OUR PARTNERS KY organizes numerous excursions during the academic year. Make sure to join in on them, as they are a great way to meet the company representatives in person and to ask them about the firm and the possibilities they have to offer. You will probably make a good impression on your possible future employer! Our recurrent ‘Company of the Week’ blogs and various partner supported events are a good way to get to know more about the firms as well. Our partners are clearly visible in everyday life at KY – stay tuned!

KY MEMBER BENEFITS KY’s own Sales Academy negotiates useful benefits for KY members. All you have to do is show your student card, equipped with a KY sticker and you will have the discounts at hand! KY Sales Channel on Facebook brings you the newest updates on benefits. All current benefits can be found at



Café Red All products -10% Cafetoria Roastery All beverages from the coffee bar, tea & coffee bags -10% Epic Foods All orders -15% Fafa’s Kamppi & Ooppera All products -10% Kahvi Charlotta All products -15% Konnichiwa Sushi Buffet 13/16€ (lunch/ other times), drink offers Purtava All products -20% Twist Café All food and non-alcoholic drinks -20%

Hiusstudio Maxim All barber and hair salon services -25% KY MasterCard No annual or monthly fee, interest rate 6,50% + 3 month euribor Metrosuutarit Repairs, keys, shoe repair, services & tailoring services -20 %, other merchandise -10 % ProStudio All services for men and women -20%, the first visit for new mursus -50% Salon Ocean Beauty All services -25%, for new mursus -30% Tanssikoulu Clara Blomqvist Basic dance class 110€/pair, wedding waltz class 30€/pair TS-salonki Current KY discounts at TwentyKnots Discounts on windsurfing and SUP courses and board rentals All services -30%

BARS & NIGHTCLUBS Apollo Live Club Free entrance via the VIP queue Fri-Sat until 23:00 Baarikärpänen Free entrance via the VIP queue Fri-Sat until 23:00 Capital Free entrance via the VIP queue FriSat until 23:00 Club Kappeli Summer Saturdays free entrance until 23:30 Kaivohuone Summer Wednesdays free entrance via the VIP queue until 24:00 Namu Free entrance via the VIP queue FriSat until 23:00 Shaker All cocktails (not just list drinks!) -20%, tray of 10 shots 15€

SHOPS Brothers Kamppi All products -15% Laatukoru Gold and silver jewelry, Kalevala jewelry, watches -10% or -20% Nikolai Babitzin All products in the online store -25% with the code KYVIP Solo for Men All products -10% Tector Apple computers -11%




ATALENT RECRUITING aTalent Recruiting is a recruiting company owned by Aalto University student and alumni associations. We offer career opportunities to 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 technology and economics and to give the best possible service to our applicants: all applicants get feedback at the end of their recruitment process and a possibility to discuss job hunting and application documents with our recruitment professionals. At aTalent we work hard for the development of young professionals. We work closely with different student organizations to maintain relationships with the best talents. Additonally, we organize workshops and other training sessions in order to provide students and recent graduates with effective tools for job hunting. At aTalent you will 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. Last year, for example, we recruited employees for Rovio, Unilever, Sanoma Media and Danske Bank. aTalent offers part-time and full-time positions, summer jobs, traineeships and short projects. By joining aTalent’s register you will be the first to hear about open job positions in your own field of study. We use our register also for headhunting so it is a good idea to join the register even if you are currently not searching for a job. aTalent uses the data saved in its register confidentially and will under no circumstances deliver it to any third parties. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn! We post open positions regularly on social media.


AALTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CAREER SERVICES Career Services helps 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. Career Services is 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 an annually selected council of Aalto BIZ students is also sparring our activities.



Personal CV and job search advice


Personal career planning counselling


Job and internship ads, jobs in Finland and abroad (Aalto CareerWeb job portal & Going Global)


Internship support programme in Finland and grants for internships abroad


Training and career events, employer events


ARENA Career Fair - the largest recruitment and contact event for companies and university business students in Finland (November 9th, 2016)


Aalto CareerWeb materials (e.g. Job Hunting Guide and information about placement of Aalto graduates)


Career Services on Facebook, Instagram and the newsletter ‘BIZ Monthly CareerMail’

Give a permit in WebOodi to use your information for career and recruiting purposes to receive our newsletter and invitations to employer events targeted by study programmes. Your contact information is never submitted to a third party; invitations are always sent through Career Services. Career Services is located at the School of Business main building in Töölö, 3rd floor in the C-wing. Contact us by email

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




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

»» Approximately 5000 job, internship and thesis assignment ads every year for Aalto students »» Every ad is checked by Career Services before publishing »»

About 87% of BIZ students use CareerWeb job portal


About 67% of BIZ students have applied for a job found from CareerWeb


15% of School of Business M.Sc. graduates found their first job through School of Busi ness Career Services in 2015


»» By checking CareerWeb job portal regularly you will get a good glance at companies and organizations that employ business students

CareerWeb is also your first choice when looking for information about employer events, training and career events, internship grants and programmes, job hunting and career planning (e.g. CV examples), Career Services’ news and so on.




SUOMEN EKONOMIT – THE FINNISH BUSINESS SCHOOL GRADUATES Congratulations! You have achieved your position at Aalto University School of Business. The education you are about to get will be valued by future employers, and you will probably get pretty decent 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 will experience your first moments as part of the KY community. You will get new friends and live moments that you will never forget. And 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 the field of 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. In order to do so, The Finnish Business School Graduates implements several services concerning educational, professional and social 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.


For me it has meant everything: from new connections to amazing events and superior services. For instance, ‘Kylteripäivät’ in January was the most interesting conference I have ever been to, and when I started my own company, I received hours of consultation from the organization’s lawyers. But most of all it is the community. Go out there, 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.

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.


Student Liaison, The Finnish Business School Graduates

Turn the page and get to know these people!



KY BOARD The day-to-day operations at KY are managed by the executive board consisting of eight Aalto BIZ students. But what does the board actually do? Photo: Petri Anttila


The board’s goal is simple: to take care that you, as a KY member, benefit from the membership. In practice this means running the on-going operations and dealing with matters related to the studies, career and free time of KY members. The board takes makes sure that the students’ voice is heard at the university and at the national level. To achieve all this, the board is supported by KY’s employees as well as by several committees and project teams. Apart from the weekly meetings where the decisions are made, the board also participates in operating the daily functions of the association. In addition, the board members represent the association in various stakeholder organizations such as the Finnish Business School Graduates (Suomen Ekonomit) and Aalto University Student Union (AYY) as well as in different organizations within Aalto University and the School of Business. The board is chosen at the end of each year by the highest decision-making body of the association, the representative council. The council gives guidance to the board by preparing an annual action plan and a budget based on which the board operates. In the long term, all these plans are based on a five-year strategy. Even though the board has great responsibilities and works full-time, the members are your average Aalto BIZ students – and they are 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!


Henrik Kekarainen, Chairman Joel Leinonen, Vice Chairman Juhana Junttila Ville Marchant Katariina Ollari Juho Paavola Milla Parviainen Julia Österlund




ACADEMIC AFFAIRS 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. Photo: Petri Anttila

KY’s focus of educational advocacy is on developing the quality and appreciation of the education, as well as being the voice of the students at Aalto University School of Business. Two board members, Katariina Ollari and Juho Paavola, are in charge of KY’s academic and educational affairs with the help of KY’s Academic Committee, KOVA (page 30), and the student representatives in university administration. The advocacy work is done in close cooperation with Aalto University Student Union’s (AYY, page 48) advocacy sector. Both KY and AYY work for your wellbeing. 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 Na-


tional Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) and the Finnish Business School Graduates (Suomen Ekonomit, page 58). 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 advocates are here for you! KY’s academic affairs sector will forward your message to the university, the school and the student union.


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


VOO – Fringe Study Guide, students’ thougts on courses


Academic Affairs, KY Board KATARIINA OLLARI

Educational Affairs, KY Board




COMMUNICATI ONS KY’s communications sector is responsible for coordinating both internal and external communications at KY. The communications sector plays a crucial role at KY as there are many associations, people, events and other things to keep up with. Photo: Petri Anttila

KY’s communications sector makes sure all the essential information reaches you in time. On the other hand, the sector is responsible for keeping the image and communication consistent throughout the association. There are diverse talents and personalities represented: KY board member Julia Österlund, PR & Press Officer Hilda Ruuskanen, Art Director Antti Ukkonen and IT Coordinator Joni Kariluoto, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Kylteri magazine, Emilia Mäenmaa. These people make sure you receive all the relevant KY information with as low effort as possible. The KY board member also runs the two Round Tables of Communication (page 31) that gather together the people responsible for communications in committees, subcommittees and subject clubs.

HOW TO STAY IN TOUCH AT KY? KY is active in social media. Follow our Facebook page (KY - Aalto University Business Students) to stay on top of the latest KY news. We also have three


Facebook groups to keep you up to date: KY Today for official KY information and conversation, KY Events for event marketing and KY Career for anything regarding career paths. By following these you will be kept posted on all things important, from ticket sales to open positions at KY. Additionally, follow us on Instagram and Twitter (ky_1911) to keep up with things happening around KY. Remember to add your experience at KY (KY - Aalto University Business Students) on your LinkedIn profile, too! KY’s official website,, holds a ton of information. It is the place to find up-to-date KY news, the event calendar, member benefits and so on. Kyweb is also filled with useful information about KY. Whether you are interested in how to use the KY ribbon correctly or how to found your own association at KY, Kyweb is the place to look it up from. Every Monday KY members receive a Monday Mail, KY’s own newsletter, delivered straight to their email. Monday Mail lists the upcoming week’s happenings to keep you updated. Don’t forget to sign up for the mailing list once you are a KY member!




Communications, Brand, Alumni Affairs, KY Board HILDA RUUSKANEN

PR & Press Officer




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

CULTURE… 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 KY board member Ville Marchant and Secretary for Cultural Affairs, Saara Kolari. In addition to being in charge of KY’s cultural events, Ville and Saara also work towards building a stronger Aalto community and hence, communicate with other student associations’ cultural actors on a regular basis. A significant amount of time is also allotted to supporting our volunteers, especially our three subcommittees, KUJ, NESU-KY and KYSub (pages 20-21). Ville also acts as the chairman of the Cultural Committee, KUVA (page 30), the team behind most of KY’s 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. KY’s cultural scene is also tended to by various project teams (pages 32-33).


...AND EVERYTHING ELSE! Even though KY’s cultural events are guaranteed highlights of the academic year, there are a few more actors in the community sector who help make your studies unforgettable. Maija Kirveennummi, the Secretary for Clubs and Societies, ensures that the 50 clubs functioning under KY are looked after and well equipped to run their associations. If you don’t find an existing club or committee that caters to your interests, you can always consult Maija about founding a club of your own! Milla Parviainen, the board member responsible for new students, guarantees that both Bachelor’s and Master’s level students have a soft landing at the start of their studies. In order to do so, Milla and Maija cooperate with project teams such as the Tutor Committee and KY Masters’ Club, meet with Aalto BIZ personnel and offer their support to KY’s extensive volunteer network. In addition, Milla also looks out for our students’ welfare, as she chairs the Sports and Wellbeing Committee, LiHy (page 31), and supports our group of sports tutors, EnerKY (page 33). These two teams offer you opportunities to challenge both your body and mind – you don’t want to miss orientation week’s Mursu Championships or a chance to defend KY’s honor in the Autumn Classic, a rowing competition against Pykälä! Factor in KY’s sports clubs and UniSport and you are bound to have plenty of opportunities to get yourself moving!


Culture, Volunteers, Probba ry, KY Board MAIJA KIRVEENNUMMI

Secretary for Clubs and Societies SAARA KOLARI

Secretary for Cultural Affairs MILLA PARVIAINEN

Sports, New Students, Master’s Students, KY Board




CORPORATE RELATIONS Partnerships with companies are a key component in making KY’s wide range of activities possible, and the importance of partnerships is constantly increasing. For instance, Boston Night, KY’s Annual Ball or KY Wappu could hardly be arranged without successful corporate relations. Photo: Petri Anttila

Sales Coordinator Matilda Saarinen, member of the KY board Juhana Junttila and Sales Academy (page 31) are mainly responsible for corporate relations at KY. These people take care of KY’s corporate partners and make sure that KY can offer high quality activities and events, as well as good opportunities to get to know interesting companies in Finland. In addition, many other operators at KY are in contact with companies – subcommittees, subject clubs and several project teams take care of their own business


relations. All the corporate relations representatives of these organizations meet regularly at the Round Table meetings chaired by Juhana. KY is always seeking to find win-win situations for both the companies and the students by constantly creating new and innovative forms of cooperation. The goal is for the students to hear about the partners and their employment opportunities, while the students give valuable feedback to the companies. Continuous development is done with KY’s partners to be able to provide something new and interesting for KY members. During company excursions and through blog posts on KY’s website, KY’s partner companies introduce themselves or the industry they work in, and employees tell their own career stories. Company excursions are a great opportunity to make contacts with the business world in a way that the school doesn’t offer – a chance to make a lasting impression on possible employers, which may later on help you to stand out from the others when seeking your next summer job. In the best-case scenario, you might even leave one of these events with an invitation to a job interview. KY’s corporate relations sector provides you with opportunities – the rest is up to you.

MATILDA SAARINEN Sales Coordinator JUHANA JUNTTILA Work and Career, Corporate Relations, KY Board




REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL The representative council is the highest decisionmaking body at KY. It makes sure that KY is acting in the best interest of its members. Photo: Joel Leinonen

The representative council consist of 21 members and 42 deputy members. The 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 spring 2016, the representative council has been working on e.g. creating a brand strategy and changing KY’s official name, as well as on the future location of KY’s activities in Otaniemi. As the representative council operates at the heart of KY, it is indeed a great viewpoint to what is happening at KY! Council meetings are usually held once a month, either in Otaniemi or Töölö. The meeting invitation is posted at Although all the final decisions are made in these meetings, they are just part of the council’s work. The issues dealt in the meetings are prepared and discussed beforehand. Being a member of the representative council is not only serious business though. The group also organizes occasional parties and other casual free time activities for the council members. The representative council is elected every two years – the next election will be held in fall 2017.


Every KY member may run for member of the council. A new chairman, on the other hand, is elected annually. Every KY member is eligible to run for this position as well.

HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL? 1. Come to the next representative council meeting – all KY members are welcome!

2. Check out for upcoming meetings and for decisions that have already been made. 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 fall 2017.

Chairman of the Representative Council TEEMU KUKKOLA

Vice Chairman of the Representative Council




KY Foundation focuses on helping students achieve their professional, study-related and extracurricular goals at Aalto University School of Business. KY Foundation supports students’ leisure activities, culture and sports events and studying by, for example, awarding subsidies to associations and international exchange grants to students. The foundation is led by an executive board, of which the majority are students, including the chairman Valtteri Ahonen. The operations of the foundation and the decisions of the board are directed and supervised by a supervisory board that consists of members of KY’s representative council (see pages 70-71). The day-to-day operations of the foundation run through the Managing Director Antti Melander.


750 000 € IN GRANTS AWARDED ANNUALLY KY Foundation gives out yearly awards, grants and subsidies. In addition, the foundation gives students and their organizations project funding on a continuous basis. In recent years, the foundation has granted aid e.g. to students going abroad for an exchange semester, as well as to clubs and associations that provide students with services or events. Additionally, scholarships were granted to students achieving academic excellence, while participating in extracurricular student activities. The total amount of grants awarded annually to students and student organizations is roughly 750 000 euros. KY Foundation’s grant portfolio is under continuous development, so be sure to check out the foundation’s website at for the latest information. All the application forms for KY Foundation’s grants and subsidies are available on the foundation’s website.


Photo: Petri Anttila


KY Foundation owns two properties in the Kamppi district in Helsinki: the traditional KY Building on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu and a former school building located on Arkadiankatu. The seven-story KY Building serves the business students by offering spaces in which KY and various other associations can operate and organize events. These spaces are located on the third floor and in the basement of the building. The foundation has rented two buildings in Otaniemi for the use of business students. Espilä, located at Konemiehentie 4, serves as KY’s main office, but it also offers spaces to students and their organizations

for different purposes. Saha, located right across the street from Espilä, serves as an event venue for bigger meetings and activities. Kylteri, the independent student magazine issued four times a year is published by KY Foundation. The magazine can be found on stands around Otaniemi and Töölö campuses and in electronic format at In addition, the foundation provides a legal service for students and their organizations. KY’s legal advisor Matti Marttunen can be found at the KY Building on Wednesdays from 16:30 to 18:30.

PROJECT FUNDING In 2015, the KY Foundation launched a new form of funding for different kinds of projects. This project funding is aimed at student groups, associations and individuals implementing a separate and distinctive project. The project can be, for example, a new event or an idea that enhances learning – basically anything that benefits the business students at Aalto University. Application for funding is open continuously and applications will be processed once a month (excluding the summer months).

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF KY FOUNDATION Student members: Valtteri Ahonen (Chairman) Taneli Kontiainen Emma Mieskonen Max Mononen Laura Vuorelma Henrik Kekarainen (Chairman of KY association) Expert members: Harri Hiltunen (Vice Chairman) Juhana Brotherus Eeva Grannenfelt Atro Mäkilä Jani Nokkanen Kaisa Vikkula


Managing Director VALTTERI AHONEN

Chairman of the Board










Secretary General 050 043 0546

Administrative Manager 045 138 2170

Art Director 040 353 8287

IT Coordinator 040 353 8277

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.




Aalto University Student Union. The student union of all the students at Aalto University. More on page 48.

Through Domo you can apply for AYY’s apartments. Check out

A student dormitory located in Etu-Töölö at Arkadiankatu 28, right next to the School of Business.



Aalto BIZ



KTK. An abbreviation used for Bachelor’s degree.

Opintopiste. European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. You will need 180 ECTS for Bachelor’s degree and 120 ECTS for Master’s degree.






PR & Press Officer 040 353 8279

Sales Coordinator 040 353 8282

Secretary for Clubs and Societies 040 353 8285

Secretary for Cultural Affairs 040 353 8276

The official abbreviation for the Aalto University School of Business. Alakertsi The basement party space in the KY Building. Afterparties and sitsi parties are often held here.


Alvari A student caféteria in the Undergraduate Center (Otakaari 1) in Otaniemi. Appro Pub crawl. Arkadia





Managing Director 040 024 1961

Editor-in-Chief of Kylteri Magazine

Legal Advisor 040 353 8280

One of the buildings of Aalto BIZ in Töölö. Departments of Marketing, Management and International Business can be found here. Avokonttori ‘Avo’. The open office at KY, in Espilä. Here you can find the service secretary on call.

BAD A space for subject clubs, located at the KY Building.


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


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 are 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.

Dammarit Ladies’ Night. A party night arranged by men for all the lovely ladies of Aalto BIZ!






Fringe Study Guide

International Week, IW

KY Building


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

Kansainvälinen viikko, KV-viikko. 1) An IW in Helsinki. Includes e.g. the III-kierros pub crawl, Boston Night and Sillis. 2) An IW abroad. For further details, see pages 16 and 43.

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.

A dinner party at which you sing, drink and dine in good company! Read more on page 17.

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

Liikunta- ja hyvinvointivaliokunta, the Sports and Wellbeing Committee. Organizes various sports and wellbeing events, courses and competitions. To see more, turn to page 31.

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Into An electronic portal through which you will find useful information about studies and services of the university. Check out Into at Iso Puoli

KUVA Kulttuurivaliokunta. The Cultural Committee. Read more on page 30.

KY secretaries KY:n sihteeristö / KYS. 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.

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

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





A student representative in the administrative councils of the university. Abbreviation for ‘hallinnon opiskelijaedustaja’.

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

KY’s representative council. Also known as ‘edari’. KY’s ‘parliament’ and the highest decision-making body. Elections every two years, next time in fall 2017. Read more on pages 70-71.



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

A pub crawl by tram, takes place during the Helsinki International Week in October. KOPO


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

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


Herrarit Gentlemen’s Night. A theme party organized for men by women. Parallel to ‘Dammarit’, but vice versa. HOAS Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region. AYY and HOAS are the two key organizations offering housing for Aalto students. Hukkaputki A pub crawl by metro, held in April. Takes you all the way to eastern Helsinki.



L LiHy

M M.Sc.

Kulttuurijaosto, KY’s cultural subcommittee. Only mursus are able to join! See more on page 20. 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. Kuntis parties are usually held once every month or two. Read more on page 17.

NESU-KY Nordic Economics Students’ Union at KY. One of KY’s three subcommittees. Check out page 21. Nokia hall Nokia-sali, also known as PB-200. The largest lecture hall in the BIZ main building in Töölö. Noppa Opintopiste, ECTS.


An organization contributing to the mental welfare of students. Check out for more information.

Computer halls and other 24/7 study spaces in Otaniemi, at Sähkömiehentie 3. At all the Aalto students’ disposal. Monday Mail

Kympaigning Kympanjointi. Current students visit high schools to promote Aalto BIZ.


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

R Rafla Student caféteria in main building of Aalto BIZ in Töölö. Round Table Round Tables gather people in charge of a certain task at their association to create conversation, improve collaboration and to share information with one another. Further information on page 31. Ruusula AYY’s student dormitory in Taka-Töölö. The nickname derives from the address, Ruusulankatu 5.

S Saha KY’s own event space at Konemiehentie 1, the home of parties and KY activities in Otaniemi. Sales Academy One of the four committees. Negotiates KY’s member benefits and organizes career evenings and other events. See more on page 31. Secretary General Pääsihteeri, ‘Pässi’. The head of KY office.

A first-year student at Aalto BIZ. A pub crawl by tram 10, held at the end of April. Part of KY Wappu. KYS




Kymppisuora Korkeakouluvaliokunta, the Academic Committee. Read more on page 30.

A whole day dedicated to familiarize mursus with KY traditions. See more on page 16.

KTM. An abbreviation used for Master’s degree.

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

KY board. More information on pages 60-61.


See ‘KY secretaries’ KY-Sub The KY International Subcommittee. Aims to familiarize international students with Finnish students and vice versa. More details on page 21. Kyweb KY’s own website at

Mursu Championships A playful sports event where tutor groups compete against each other collecting points at different kinds of checkpoints. See more on page 16. Mursu Expo Mursumessut. An event during the orientation week at which you will get tons of information about KY and its associations. See more on page 16. Mursu Party Mursubileet. A welcoming party at the beginning of the academic year organized especially for mursus. See more on page 16.


Service secretary

Home to UniSport in Otaniemi, Otaranta 6.

Palvelusihteeri. Service secretaries help you with all the practical KY matters.

P Probba The student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. Probba is also a part of KY. More information on pages 18 and 36.

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.




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




A student-run interactive musical. Many student associations have their own Speksi, including KY. See more on page 27.

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



Jaosto. There are three subcommittees at KY: KUJ, KYSub and NESU-KY, each having a special function at KY. For more information, turn to page 20.

The 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’.

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

T Taikkari Arts student. Teekkari Tech student. Tieto hall Enator, ’Ena’. A computer hall in the main building in Töölö.

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



TUTORS 2016 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!

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 51.

Tutors for Bachelor’s degree students Aki Pöntinen Anssi Laakkonen Antti Lehtovirta Eero Laurinsilta Egzon Delija Elina Anttalainen Ella Oksala Elna-Maria Sahlman Elsa Arola Emma Hänninen Hanna Uusitalo Helmi Erkamo Jaakko Lehtinen Janina Vainikka Jasmiina Anttila Jasper Mäkelä Jenna Nyländen Joni Pirskanen Julia Hakulinen Kati Hautakoski Kia Rinne Laura Nikola Laura Torniainen Lauri Hänninen Lauri Luukkanen Leandro Decat Linda Veijola Lotta Saurén

Maria Aalto Maria Niva Marja Karvinen Matilda Saarinen Mirva Laatunen Mona Seuna Nea Teerijoki Neea Salonen Nicholas Stevens Oiva Skytén Oona Poropudas Otro Onkalo Pasi Issakainen Pauliina Taatila Petra Hovi Roope Allinen Rosa Kivilaakso Saana Sampio Samuli Poikkimäki Silla Aaltonen Sini Pirinen Susanna Kervinen Tomi Mäkäräinen Tomi Salo Tommi Bergström Totti Tyynilä Tuomas Puhakka Ville Koikkalainen

Tutors for the students from Open University Juho Ylimartimo Jukka-Pekka Forsberg Liisa Raudasoja Tutors for Master’s degree students Aarre Tuokko Akseli Olin Elina Gundyreva Emma Mieskonen Hannu Kykylä Iiro Heinonen Katariina Karttunen Lauri Nurmela Liisa Helle Mari Vesanen Niina Palm Pauli Lohi Reea Selkälä Sanni Virtanen Tatsiana Padhaiskaya Thu Nguyen Thuy Nguyen Tiina Vaahtio Tuulia Telin Van Dang Xiatong Yun

Tutors for exchange students Aleksi Halttunen Anna Maaranen Anna-Rosa Lehto Anni Kammonen Antti Kolho Chitrak Mitra Eevi Erkko Emilia Ammondt Emmi Palomäki Hilla Parkkinen Ilona Harju Jaakko Talvio Jemina Härkälä Johanna Rantanen Kalle Vainikainen Katriina Alaspää Laura Hakulinen Miro Arola Nicole Grekov Petra Ruskomaa Roope Lääkkölä Saku Nummi Sanni Hoikkala Simo Lehto Tri Tran Tuomas Viitasaari Ville Vahteri





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