KY Guide 2018

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Career Mursu, welcome to KY!

Welcome to KY 8 What is KY? 9 Join us, it’s free! 9 KY on social media 10 KY’s history in a nutshell 12 A KY year 14 Events 17 Mursu Passport 18 KY Organization 19 Probba 20 Your student union, AYY 21 Aalto Community

Come along! 24 Subcommittees 26 Committees 30 Project teams 31 Sports clubs 34 Other clubs 38 Subject clubs 40 The Representative Council 42 Kylteri magazine

Studies 46 48 52 55

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

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Aalto BIZ Career Services The Finnish Business School Graduates Helsinki section of The Finnish Business School Graduates aTalent Recruiting

KY Office 66 Welcome to Espilä! 68 KY Board 70 Academic Affairs 72 Communications 74 Community 76 Corporate Relations 78 KY Foundation 80 Staff

81 Vocabulary 84 KY member benefits 85 Tutors 86 Partners

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ou made it! Again this spring getting into Aalto University School of Business has been a goal of many but only a fraction of the applicants’ dreams were fulfilled, and you are one of them. Getting accepted to the nation’s best business school is an achievement as such, but now the real adventure is about to begin.


In student advocacy we’ll make sure that our students’ voices are heard in the decision-making bodies both in the School of Business and on the national level. Thanks to our warm relationship with the school we can influence towards it to make sure your learning experience will be too, the best in the nation.

Traditionally the first year students have been called “mursus” instead of “fuksis”. Bear this title with pride because you’ve done a great effort to achieve it and not many get this title.

Our work and career sector will provide you useful tools in getting the job of your dreams as well as direct job opportunities. We arrange several careerrelated events, excursions, benefits and showcase a variety of career paths.

Aalto University Business Students, familiarly known as KY, is the student organization and community for the students at the School of Business. For over 107 years we have been influencers of the society. We packed a ship full of Finnish export products and sailed it abroad, built Amer-Tupakka and helped to found the first Finnish commercial radio station, today known as Radio City.

But how can you transform these resources into YOUR best student life experience? I encourage you, mursu, to keep an open mind, try new things and get involved. KY is a community where everyone can be themselves and find like-minded people. Student life at KY is full of possibilities, you never know what kind of opportunities and new interesting people wait around the corner!

But what does KY provide for its members today? Services can be summarized into three categories: community, student advocacy and work & career. We aim to provide all the resources to make your student life as unforgettable as possible. Under KY there’s a wide range of clubs, committees and subcommittees that members can be a part of. And if you feel like something is missing, no worries, we will help you to found your own!

With all my heart I welcome you, mursu, to the Aalto University School of Business and KY. Let it be an unforgettable experience! Kari Karttunen Chairman of the Board


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WELCOME TO KY The business students in Espoo and Helsinki have stuck together already for over a hundred years. Throughout its long history, KY has formed a colorful and traditional culture, one which students still enjoy today. From parties to the KY ribbon, from overalls to the Wappu Parade – 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!

Photo: Esa-Pekka Mattila



What is KY? For the 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 services and benefits, student advocacy and memorable experiences, as well as friendships that last a lifetime. KY exists solely for – and because of – its members. Many students choose to volunteer their time and know-how to help run, for example, KY's associations, committees and project teams. Every degree student at Aalto University School of Business may join KY and the membership is free of charge. KY Foundation, for its part, was founded to support the students at Aalto University School of Business. The foundation distributes grants and subsidies, for example, to KY's associations, individual projects


and students going abroad for an exchange period. More about KY Foundation on pages 78–79. The following pages will 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 in numbers »» Over 3000 members »» 107 years »» 3 locations »» 9 employees & 8 board members »» Over 40 associations »» Hundreds of volunteers


Join us, it’s free! Register as a KY member at When filling out the signup form, tick the box “I want to order Monday Mail.” Monday Mail is KY’s weekly newsletter sent straight to your e-mail. There you’ll find the upcoming events, greetings from our partners and other important information.

the paid AYY membership fee. See the benefits on page 84.

Get legal advice, scholarships and grants


KY has its own legal advisor whose services are free of charge. Also, students can get financial support in the form of scholarships and grants e.g. for international studies. See more info on page 78-79.

Get the most out of your life as a student

Discover career-related opportunities

As a KY member, you will be a part of a 107-yearold student community, with long traditions and rich culture. You will have the right to attend events meant exclusively for KY members and to join e.g. KY’s committees as well as other extra-curricular activities, and make friends for life in the meanwhile.

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 also provides 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 start forming the network for your future career. More info about career from page 57 onwards.

Access tailor-made benefits for members only In addition to regular student discounts, flashing your shiny KY sticker gives you access to discounts from various shops, services and restaurants. Once you have received your student card, pick up the sticker at KY Office to be able to prove your membership. Before receiving the actual card, you can already get the benefits by having a KY stamp on the receipt of

Wear KY merch As a KY member, you have the right to wear KY’s dollar-green overalls and place the KY cockade on your graduation cap. Check all KY’s member products at


YouTube & Flickr

KY – Aalto University Business Students KY’s official Facebok page

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

Join our Facebook groups KY Today For the latest KY information and member discussion about studying and KY related

Monday mail

KY – Aalto University Business Students All KY videos and pictures from past events

KY Events For getting up-to-date on all the events organized by KY and its associations KY Career For career related events and announcements like job ads

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

Instagram @ky_1911 KY’s own Instagram presenting snapshots of KY life

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

Snapchat @ky_1911 Real-time pictures and videos of KY life



KY’s history in a nutshell 1910s: KY’s first steps The Helsinki School of Economics Student Association (Kauppakorkeakoulun Oppilasyhdistys) was founded on October 7th, 1911 as a student association for the first Finnish-speaking university-level business school. During its first years, the union had only around 70 members and limited financial resources. KY’s flag, student ribbon and emblem all date back to the start of the student union, and are still used to this day.

1920s: Partying despite the prohibition In 1923, the name of the association was changed – Helsinki School of Economics Student Union (KY) was founded. The prohibition of alcohol created its own set of challenges for KY’s active cultural sector, but thanks to clever students, one did not have to merely sip lemonade at parties. In 1927 the student union received its first own space but the dream of an own house had started to develop in the students’ minds.

1930s: KY Building in the horizon Financing an own building was a long process. Several fundraisers were organized, with a raffle


being the tip of the iceberg. At times the depression drove the entire construction project into a difficult situation, but willpower, hard work and a pinch of luck finally led to success and construction planning began in 1939.

1940s: KY Building is completed During World War II the school’s doors were open infrequently. Even though the war had slowed down the construction project, KY Building was finished in February 1940 and soon after 42 lucky KY members got to move into the top floors. The war also wasn’t enough to cancel KY’s traditional events like Annual Ball, Mursujaiset and Wappu.

1950s: To top off, smoke a Boston! After the war, it was time to focus on rebuilding the society and economy. KY made its first achievement in commercial entrepreneurship by founding the tobacco corporation Amer-Tupakka Oy in 1950, and thanks to cunning marketing, Amer’s Boston cigarettes quickly grew to be a widely popular brand. Also activity in clubs started to show signs of life and KY succeeded well in sports, often being unbeatable in academic leagues.


1960s: The decade of Finnfocus and television The huge export trade show, Finnfocus, held in London in 1968 is the biggest event in KY history. KY rented M/S Finnpartner from Amer, and the ship sailed to London to promote Finland and Finnish companies internationally. The project was a bold and risky investment, which ended up creating a lot of positive publicity. 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 leading to growing housing challenges. KY’s solution was to start building student housing on Ruusulankatu in Töölö and on Vaasankatu in Kallio.

1970s: Turning KY Building into office space Student union activities became all the more political in the 70s. Political battles and, as a result, frequent changes in the KY Board depict the time at KY. 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.

1980s: From pinstripes to overalls and politics to partying The student union’s activity wasn’t as political in the 1980s as in the previous decades. In the 80s, 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 professionals were hired to lead KY-owned companies through the Ekomen Group. KY was also active outside the student union,

and the media diligently followed KY’s affairs. KY continued searching for its limits and offered financing for creating a new radio channel, Radio City.

1990s: Emerging from depression The deep depression in Finland at the beginning of the decade severely affected KY. The Ekomen Group declared bankruptcy in 1992 and KY struggled with grave financial difficulties. To balance its finances KY sold its stock holdings in Amer. The Representative Council’s meeting leading to the decision was followed by the national news.

2000s: KY in the new millennium Increasing the service level was a major focus point of the first decade in the new millennium. In this spirit, KY created a fund for international exchange to support the students in their traveling expenses. In addition, the apartment offering kept on expanding when new apartment buildings were finished in Arabianranta in 2006 and on Arkadiankatu in 2009.

2010s: KY as an association As Aalto University and Aalto University Student Union were founded, KY’s status as a student union was retracted. KY as an association started its operations on the first of January 2010, and during the first years, KY searched for its place in the new union and looked for new directions. During the same year, KY Foundation begun operating to provide financial support and other resources for students and associations. In 2015, after more than 100 years in Töölö and 75 years in the KY Building, KY expanded to Otaniemi and focused the majority of its activities on Otaniemi campus. To embrace the Aalto community in full, KY changed its official name to Aalto University Business Students in 2016.

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A KY year It doesn’t matter whether you’re interested in partying till dawn, adventure sports or hearing intriguing speakers talk about business life - KY sure offers something for everyone! See here how’s a year at KY like.



Orientation Week »» Jäänmurtajaiset »» Otasuunnistus »» Aalto Party »» Mursu Championships »» Mursu Expo »» Mursu Party »» Meet Your Masters Mursujaiset Autumn Hike Autumn Classic NESU-KY: Harkkasitsit Info evenings

Sales Night Autumn Festival »» III-kierros Pub Crawl »» Boston Night »» Masters’ Night »» Uusi nousu »» Sillis Aalto-tutor event Wellbeing Week

Syksyn lauluilta Independence Day Party Search for Volunteers Puurojuhla Mursujuhlat - Remember to return your Mursu Passport! Masters’ Club Pre-Xmas -party


Photo: Renja Nurmi

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JANUARY Back to School -kuntis Club Lagoon

Photo: KUJ


KY Honors Night Banking Night Search for tutors Kevään lauluilta KY Week »» NESU-KY: Vuosijuhlasitsit »» KY’s 108th Annual Ball »» Uusi nousu »» Sillis




Wellbeing Week Hukkaputki Pub Crawl KY Wappu »» Kymppisuora »» NESU-KY: Wapputerassi »» KUJ: PreManta »» KY’s Wappu Parade »» KY’s Wappukuntis »» KY’s Wappu at Ullis

Aalto City Challenge

KUJ: Pääsykoebileet

Photo: Tomi Pohja

Photo: Tiiariikka Vihko


Photo: Tomi Pohja




Events KY year is filled with various events – there definitely is something for everyone! Here are some of the highlights of the year gathered. Come to Mursu Expo to hear more and join KY Events on Facebook to stay updated.

ORIENTATION WEEK AND MURSUJAISET Orientation week is not only about adapting to the academic world, but also getting to know KY and Aalto, their associations and what they can offer. This includes events ranging from getting to know our community through Otasuunnistus and Aalto Party to getting to know your fellow mursus in Mursu Party. To balance the boozy nights of the orientation week, you get to know KY more thoroughly at Mursu Expo, where you will find out more about KY’s clubs, subcommittees, committees and other volunteering opportunities. You can get yourself familiar with the actors of KY by diving into this Guide beforehand! In addition, KY’s Sports and Wellbeing Committee LiHy organizes a playful sports event, Mursu Championships, where tutor groups compete against each other. One highlight of your fall, Mursujaiset, is an academic baptism for new BIZ students – we won’t, however, reveal too much information about the 24h experience beforehand! Save the date (and maybe the day after), because this is something not a single mursu wants to miss!

AUTUMN HIKE Did you know that surprisingly many Kylteris are enthusiastic outdoors people, who love sports and hiking? At KY, you have a possibility to become one


Photo: Tomi Pohja

of them by joining the Autumn Hike organized every year. The hike goes all the way to the north, this year the hikers are heading to the beautiful northern Sweden. Even though the tickets were sold out already, you can ask if there are some last minute cancellations by contacting the Sports and Wellbeing Committee. Next year’s tickets will be sold during the spring.

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

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


AUTUMN FESTIVAL The highlight of October is without a doubt the Autumn Festival. The festival begins with the traditional III-kierros pub crawl which is followed by the glamorous Boston Night dinner and Masters’ Night for Master’s students. The week culminates in the legendary Sillis. This is the week you will receive your very own dollar-green overalls and get to wear them for the first time!

FEEL GOOD WEEKS KY’s Sports and Wellbeing Committee organizes events that enable you to balance your life between studies and relieve some stress. Feel Good Week is organized twice a year, next time in October. Mindfulness, cooking classes or training advice – the program of the week varies, but there surely is something for everyone.

Photo: KUJ

KY WEEK The most amazing week of the year takes place in the early spring when it’s time to celebrate KY’s birthday! Next year we celebrate 108-year-old KY by elegant festivities. With its academic traditions and a special ambiance, the Annual Ball truly is the highlight of the KY year. After a night of continuous partying, students in dollar-green overalls fill KUJ’s buses, as the ever so adventurous Sillis is about to commence!

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

Photo: Aino Röyskö

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AALTO CITY CHALLENGE Aalto City Challenge is a one-day adventure competition organized during the spring. In this adventure you gather a team of 3 or 4, get your bikes and bike around the Helsinki area, stopping



by various checkpoints. The checkpoints include everything from climbing to escape rooms and allow you to challenge both your mind and strength.

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

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


Photo: Tiiariikka Vihko

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!

PUB CRAWLS KY’s own Cultural Committee KUVA organizes two pub crawls annually - one in October during Autumn Festival and one in April. III-kierros takes place along the routes of trams number 2 and 3 and the legendary Hukkaputki introduces students to East Helsinki as it takes over the subway tunnels. In addition, the aviation club KY-mppi organizes Kymppisuora and KUJ arranges rides to various pub crawls in different cities. WELCOME TO KY


What is Mursu Passport? There’s so much to see and do at KY, that sometimes it’s hard to keep track. Mursu Passport is designed to help you navigate through your first eventful autumn at KY, so come along and get involved! At the beginning of Orientation Week every mursu will get a Mursu Passport which is a booklet full of the coming autumn’s events and things to get done in order to become a fully fledged KY member. You will get points by completing all kinds of different activities from visiting info evenings and KY Office at Espilä to following KY on various social media channels. Attend these events and complete the tasks in order to earn points and get extraordinary KY prizes! The more points you earn, the better prizes you’ll get. Keep your passport up-to-date by marking down the events and actions you have attended. Everyone who returns the passport and has earned the required amount of points will be rewarded. In addition to this, three mursus with the highest points will get a special reward at Mursujuhlat, so don’t forget to return your passport! The passports are collected in November before Mursujuhlat. Keep an eye on KY’s social media channels for further information about returning the passports. During the autumn you will get to know the culture, traditions, various events and different actors of KY. The purpose of the passport is not to visit as many parties as you can, but to encourage you to try different activities and find the ones that interest you the most. In addition to this, you will get to know interesting people and actors that will make your study years truly unforgettable!



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FOUNDATION KY Foundation supports the studies, hobbies, student life and internationalization of KY members by financing Aalto University Business Students and its independent associations. The daily operations are run by the Managing Director, while major decisions are made by the Foundation’s own board.



about 3000 members


REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL The Representative Council is KY’s highest desicion-making body. The Representative Council also acts as the supervisory board for the KY Foundation.


THE BOARD A board of 8 members answers for KY’s actions and uses the executive power on KY’s everyday operations.



SECRETARY GENERAL is the head of the employees.

EMPLOYEES KY secretaries and other staff run daily life and administration at KY, as well as help in e.g. member issues.

Sports and Wellbeing Committee LIHY, Tutor Committee

COMMITTEES Academic Committee KOVA, Cultural Committee KUVA, Masters’ Club, Sales Academy,









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


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






Photo: Laura Marttinen

The beautiful capital of Southern Savonia has been home to the eastern campus of Aalto University School of Business for almost 30 years. Probba ry is the student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. We are the only entirely English-speaking Bachelor’s degree programme in business and we have altogether around 250 Finnish and international students. Our international atmosphere is something we are very proud of here in Mikkeli. The professors here come from several different universities from all around the world, and they teach the courses in three-week modules. Even though the studying is extremely intensive, we also know how to make the most of our two years here in Mikkeli during free time. What Mikkeli lacks in volume it sure makes up for in great atmosphere. Every year this KY’s little brother organizes several events. Just ask your tutor about the notorious Mikkeli Road Trip! We hope to see many mursus there next time!

mursus to see what life in Mikkeli campus is like and get acquainted with us. After all, in the future some of your fellow Mikkeli freshmen will study in the same Master’s programme with you! Even though all BABAs (that’s what we call the students on Mikkeli campus) have the same dollargreen overalls as other KY members, we can be recognized by a special badge on our left thigh. Remember to come and say hi if you spot any BABAs around! Find us on Facebook @probbary and check out our website at Be sure to follow us on Instagram @probbary and Snapchat @probba89 as well!

The majority of our events are open to all students at Aalto. We are always more than happy to get new



Your Student Union, AYY Photo: Teemu Ojala



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.

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AYY provides and produces services and opportunities for its members, ranging from the student calendar and student housing to incredible volunteer positions. The student 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 affordable price. AYY's own member benefits and services can be found at After you have paid AYY's membership fee, you will be able to order your personal student card. With the student card, you can prove your student status in all situations. Additional information about ordering the card can be found at National student card benefits are available at Nowadays, the student card is available as an app too! Download the Frank App from Google Play or App Store to get the discounts to your phone.


15,000 members Over 200 associations €15M annual budget 2,600 student apartments Approximately 40 employees 10 full-time board members Hundreds of volunteers

AYY SERVICE POINT At AYY's Service Point in Otaniemi you can, among other things, get a new academic year sticker for your student card as well as pick up and return keys to student union’s rental facilities. The Housing Office for AYY’s rental agreements etc is located at the very same address. Otaniemi Service Point and Housing Office Otakaari 11, Espoo +358 50 520 9400 Opening hours of the Service Points are available at


Aalto Community

Photo: Esa-Pekka Mattila

Aalto community offers Aalto students great opportunities to take part in all kinds of interdisciplinary events and activities. Keep your eyes open and also explore events outside of the KY bubble to enjoy interdisciplinary encounters! When Aalto University was formed, the vision was to create an innovation university with a great interdisciplinary community. During the last years, we have taken giant leaps towards making this vision come true. The Bachelor’s students of Aalto BIZ have moved from Töölö to Otaniemi and the School of Business as a whole will follow at the turn of the year. We will share a building with Aalto ARTS, that moves to Otaniemi already in the beginning of this academic year. This means that all the students of Aalto University in the Helsinki metropolitan area will finally be centralized on one campus! There is a countless number of events and interdisciplinary activities organized at Otaniemi campus – the majority of them open to all Aalto students. During Orientation Week there are, for example, Otasuunnistus and Aalto Party, which are

great opportunities to get to know the Otaniemi campus area and AYY associations. Different KY clubs and associations also work towards building a stronger Aalto community and hence, communicate and cooperate with other student associations' cultural actors on a regular basis. To make the most out of your time as a student, make sure to get to know students outside of KY as well. A good way to start is by getting to know your Aaltotutor team that your tutor will introduce you to during orientation and the following autumn. Explore the great possibilities on the Otaniemi campus and don’t hesitate to attend the events offered by Aava (Community Committee of Aalto), guilds and clubs. You will make new friends and make some of the best memories of your life.



COME ALONG! New friends, skills and experiences. Hard work and rewarding results. Wappu festivities in overalls, the Annual Ball in an evening gown or a tailcoat. Taking part in KY activities grants you opportunities like these and much more! Looking back at your student years you’ll surely prefer remembering not only auditoriums and lectures at Aalto BIZ, but also the hands-on experience and lifelong friendships gained while studying. 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 for joining them. Turn the page and come along!

Photo: Rasmus Karppinen





KY has three subcommittees, each of them organizing unforgettable parties and other events. In addition to making student life more fun for KY members, the subcommittees usually have their own traditions and a lot of fun of their own. Many former members of KUJ, NESU-KY and KY-SUB look back at their subcommittee years with great fondness and remain friends with each other for the rest of their lives.




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

KY International Subcommittee Association, KY-Sub, is one of the three subcommittees of KY. KY-Sub is responsible for organising events and trips for exchange students and international degree students. KYSub organises an international sits party as well as trips to Lapland and to St. Petersburg, just to name a few. There is also an own event for mursus: Mursulaiva! If you feel like internationality is something you want to integrate into your studies as much as possible, KY-Sub is the right place for you as it is the biggest international organisation in the whole Aalto community. As a subcommittee, KY-Sub feels more like a big family with a unique and warm atmosphere. The friends and contacts you make through this community will most probably last for your whole lifetime. By joining KY-Sub, you will make unforgettable memories and have the time of your life with a bunch of amazing people! You can recognise KY-Sub members from the flag ribbon on their overalls. Follow KY-Sub on Facebook @KYSub!

NESU-KY, the association of Nordic Economics Students’ Union at KY, is the largest subcommittee of KY. It also functions as a part of a larger organization NESU that aims to a collaboration between nordic economics students. NESU-KY organizes most of the sitsi parties held at KY. The event portfolio also includes conferences, career events, cottage trips and the legendary Wappu Terrace. New members are welcomed every fall. Once you become a member of NESUKY, you will be a part of the community for the rest of your studies. You will get a chance to build lifelong friendships and connections all over Finland and beyond. As a part of the NESU-team you will also learn beneficial communication and leadership skills. You can recognize members of NESU-KY from their colourful shirts and from their names and NESU-letters on their overalls. You can always ask a NESU-KYmember “Do you have time to talk about NESU-KY?” or find more info on Facebook @NESUKY or Instagram @NESU_KY. COME ALONG!


Committees KY has six committees organizing magnificent events, looking after student advocacy and taking care of back office work, such as fixing the cooperation agreements with corporate partners. By joining a committee, you will always learn something you’d never learn only by attending lectures. Would you like to become a master in event organizing or get some hands-on selling experience? Keep your eyes and ears open, the Search for Volunteers is on its way!

Photos: Renja Nurmi



KOVA KY’s Academic Affairs Committee KOVA is the committee responsible for student advocacy. The committee supervises students’ interests, takes part in the academic discussion and cooperates with the School of Business. KOVA aims to improve studies and enable smooth daily life in school. For example, the committee maintains the Studies page ( which contains important information about study matters and possibilities to give anonymous feedback and comment courses on Fringe Study Guide. KOVA also organizes surveys, academic events such as Proffalauluilta and the famous Teacher of the Year -voting in the end of the year.


KUVA As you may have noticed, KY’s calendar is full of different events and activities. Their purpose is to bring students together, build our community stronger and offer unforgettable moments for every KY member. Many of these amazing events ranging from pub crawls to lauluilta dinners and the Wappu Parade are organized by KY’s Cultural Committee KUVA. KUVA’s mission is to uphold and advance KY’s culture, and to do so in great company and spirit! In addition to making some unforgettable memories and new friends, being part of this dream team will teach you important lessons for the future. You’ll learn teamwork and project management skills, since the committee members are in charge of organizing and leading the events in small teams. What’s best, the members of KUVA get to work at the heart of KY’s culture.



LIHY The Sports and Wellbeing Committee LiHy organizes a wide range of events to support students’ physical and mental wellbeing and to build a sense of KY community. The events include anything we recall a kylteri may need to balance out the student life, from a free of charge cake buffet and a wine and dine night to a multidisciplinary biking adventure Aalto City Challenge and a week-long hiking trip in Swedish Lapland. The members of the freshest committee in town can be recognized by their fashionable three-stripe jackets, their big smiles and (sometimes way too) high energy levels. A year in the committee gives the members not only lots of new friends, but also a unique opportunity to organize events and practice leadership, marketing and teamwork skills. The committee’s goal is to provide students with unforgettable memories - and of course to have fun!

MASTERS’ CLUB While it may feel that most of KY’s events are filled with and meant for Bachelor’s level students, Masters’ Club makes sure that our masters have top quality occasions to relax and meet fellow MSc students throughout the year. Unlike some student events, those organized by Masters’ Club are mostly on Fridays because it is understandable that Masters’ students may have all kinds of commitments besides school to take care of. But when the more seasoned academics do have a night off, Masters’ Club will make sure that it will be a night to remember. The Club members are both experienced KY actives as well as those willing to take a chance on the student life at the latter stages of their studies. If you’re a MSc student, you could be in the Club next year. Who said Masters’ students can’t have fun?



SALES ACADEMY KY’s very own Sales Academy brings companies closer to students. This dynamic and energetic committee is in charge of corporate related events at KY, such as Banking Night and Sales Night. In these events you get to meet representatives of different companies and sometimes even show your skills to them. The committee is also helping with organizing the company excursions that offer possibilities for you to get to know the business cultures of our partners during your studies. Sales Academy negotiates and promotes KY’s member benefits – one of the services KY offers its members. For more information about benefits, check out page 84 or kybenefits. All current and previous committee members can be recognized by pinstriped sleeves on their overalls.

TUTOR COMMITTEE Likely, your first touch to KY and School of Business has been your very own tutor. Tutor Committee is responsible for recruiting and training all the tutors, as well as organising events for them, e.g. Tutor cottage in the summer. Tutors lead you, mursus, to the world of Aalto, academia, KY and a memorable student life. Tutor Committee makes sure that all tutors are top-notch and can create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the new students. This year Tutor Committee consists of Tutor Coordinator, seven committee members and KY Board’s new students representative. Committee members are either responsible for bachelor’s, exchange or master’s tutors and while supporting these tutors, they learn valuable project and team management skills. Members of the committee wear committee t-shirts and are always willing to answer questions about tutoring!



Project teams

Photo: Atte Makkonen

Where there’s a project, there’s a team! 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. Currently KY has two project teams but new ones are created every now and then as new projects are kicked off.



Bringing light and sparkle to the cold and dark winter, KY’s Annual Ball is the single most glamorous evening of the year. This most traditional event at KY cherishes our centennial traditions, celebrates our strong community and takes a big role in honouring our active members. This year KY’s birthday party was held in combination of two venues, the dinner at restaurant Bank and the dances and afterparty at the glamorous Kappeli. The Annual Ball is organized by the Annual Ball Committee chosen during the autumn, usually around October. The responsibilities are allocated between the members, who are lead by one chairman. Duties vary from invitations to decorations, all the way to corporate relations. Even though the Annual Ball is our most traditional celebration, each committee makes it look like their own. Every year the Ball goes down in history as a unique piece of our culture.

EnerKY is a project team of sports tutors at KY whose role is to organize low threshold sports events and tryouts for KY members. These low-effort and lowcost events are held to inspire business students to try new ways of exercising and having fun in great company: past events have included e.g. twerking, bouldering and beach volley! EnerKY makes these events possible by cooperating with AYY and Unisport. This project team isn´t only for top-level athletes but for anyone who wants to enjoy the spirit of this energetic and inventive group or fulfil themselves by creating their fellow students opportunities to move. Are you ready to feel the enerKY?





KY-SAIL Photo: Oona Linna

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

A!DVENTURES A!dventures brings adventure sports closer to students. We’re all things outdoors, from multisport to hiking to ice climbing and beyond. Some highlights of our events are try outs for adventurous sports like ice climbing, kayaking and orienteering. We also join different sports events from trail marathons to Jukola relay or just head outdoors to enjoy camping and hiking. We collaborate with companies and other Aalto sports clubs to organize sport events such as Aalto City Challenge and TFXtreme. You are also very welcome to join our After Work A!dventures; evenings with activities, for example supping, bouldering and swimming. Whether you’re a couch-potato or an experienced marathoner, as long as you are into any outdoor activity don’t hesitate to get in touch! Follow A!dventures on Facebook @A1dventures and Instagram @aalto_adventures to keep in touch and to hear about our coming events! Also check our website and Youtube channel @A!dventures for videos from the past events.


32 FBC-KY FBC-KY, also known as ‘The Snakes’, is Aalto University’s floorball club for business students. During its five-year history the club has succeeded in winning a couple of prizes already, Finnish university championships in 2014 and 2015, and bronze in 2017 and 2018, being the highest achievements. The team practices weekly at UniSport Otaniemi and all KY members are welcome to participate. In addition, the team attends several floorball leagues and tournaments during the year. Some team members have played floorball for their entire youth and others have only started playing in the university, so whatever your skills are, you will fit in. If you wish to be a part of the team, come to the open practices in the fall! In case you can’t make it, just send FBC-KY an email at fbckysalibandy@ or message the club on Facebook. You can find more information about the club on Facebook, so go like @floorballclubky!

FC KISSAT FC Kissat is a football club for female students in Aalto University. FC Kissat is a team about good fun and exercise, and is open to players of all levels. We have members from first year students to recently graduated, all differing in our football experience but share the passion for this sport. FC Kissat welcomes all Aalto University female students to come and join the fun with us! All exchange students are also warmly welcomed, even for short exchange periods. We have practices once a week, during summer time outdoors and during winter time indoors. In winter we have futsal trainings in Kumpula Unisport and during summer we train outside in Tali. We also participate in the hobby league throughout the

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KYPPENDALES Photo: Viljami Väisänen

year as well as in various tournaments, and always welcome everybody to come and play with us! Like us on Facebook @fckissat and join our group FC Kissat to hear more about trainings and games! See you in the field ;)

HERNESAAREN NÄÄDÄT Hernesaaren Näädät – the one and only ice hockey team of KY. Being one of the school’s most traditional sports clubs, Näädät promises you: lifelong friends, enjoyable hockey and the best company in Aalto BIZ! Since the beginning of the 90’s, the home of Näädät has been the magnificent ice rink of Hernesaari. The team plays in division 3 in the Helsinki region and trains on a weekly basis sharing their passion for ice hockey. Also, Näädät organizes several top-class events varying from legendary sauna evenings to the Academic Classic, the highestlevel ice hockey rivalry in Helsinki, which is played against Hanken in front of hundreds of students every year. No matter if you have any ice hockey background, Näädät encourages all hockey enthusiasts to join enjoying the best sport in the world. For more information, please visit our Facebook page @naadathockey or send an email to hernesaaren. Let’s go Näädä!

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 studying at university and encourages the new horse enthusiasts to try out riding. The club organizes a wide range of horse riding events throughout the year for more experienced riders and beginners. Kannus offers e.g. regular riding lessons for both dressage and show jumping, trail riding trips and Western riding



lessons. Whether you’ve never ridden a horse before or are a true aficionado, you’re warmly welcome to KY-Kannus’ events! For more information, visit our Facebook page @kykannus or send an email to

KY-SAIL KY-Sail is the Aalto University School of Business sailing club. Our mission is to foster sailing culture in all its forms by organizing various sailing related activities, which have gained a legendary reputation among Aalto students over our 10 year history. One of our largest events is the annual sailing trip to the Mediterranean, gathering approximately 80 students each fall. We also organize the biggest and definitely the wildest crayfish party in Finland. Our other events include Summer Cruise, a big sailing boat (galeas) party just outside Helsinki, and sailing days where anyone can learn the basics of the sport. Our events are open for all students, regardless of any sailing experience. First-timers are always more than welcome! For more information check out our Facebook page @KYSailHelsinki, Instagram @kysail and website

KY-SLICE FORE! Golf is a very popular sport in the business world and with its 30 years of history, KY’s very own golf club KY-Slice is one of the most traditional clubs KY has to offer. The club’s goal is to provide opportunities to play golf at student-friendly prices and arrange competitions and other golf-related activities for students. KY-Slice arranges various events throughout the year: viewing the Masters together with food and drinks, learning the ropes at our Green Card courses and of course the KY Championships and Golftoberfest competitions. Even in our competitions, the main purpose is always to have fun and meet new friends! KY-Slice’s events are open for all Aalto University students. For more information about the activities, come to the info evening organized in fall and like KY-Slice on Facebook @kyslice and follow KY-Slice on Instagram @kyslice1984. Welcome aboard!

to cheerleading and street styles. We perform mostly at different student events and parties, such as annual balls and the beer rallies III-kierros and Hukkaputki, but are also available for bigger shows and corporate events. Occasionally, KYppendales organizes bigger projects like dance productions or videos. KYppendales also hosts open training sessions twice a year – and anyone is welcome to join! We recruit more performers periodically, too. So make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @KYppendales!

KYSSI KYssi is the tennis, badminton, squash and table tennis club for students of Aalto University. We organize various tournaments and get-togethers for racket sport enthusiasts. Our events generally consist of a sport and a social portion in a relaxed and fun setting. KYssi aims to spread the joy of racket sports by bringing people with different skillsets together to play. Our flagship event is the infamous KYssi OPEN, which is an all-inclusive tennis tournament weekend in the rustic countryside of Finland. We also have several other tournaments that cover the whole spectrum of different racket sports. KYssi’s events are open for everyone regardless of skillset. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just looking to have fun, you’re welcome to participate. The social parts of our events are perfect for relaxing after the game over a few cold ones. Want to join KYssi? Come to our night of the INFO to hear more about our club and apply for our board! To stay informed and to learn more, visit our Facebook page @KYssi4Lyfe! See you at our events! FC KISSAT

KYPPENDALES KYppendales is KY’s own performing dance group. Our members all have different kinds of dance backgrounds, from contemporary and show dance





KYN Photo: Maarit Kytöharju

Are you into beers or perhaps debating? Do you have what it takes to perform on stage? KY’s clubs offer various activities to spend time and relax between lectures and exams. The clubs organize events throughout the year and new mursus are warmly welcomed to join them. What’s the best thing, if you have a great idea in your mind you can always start your own club too! COME ALONG!

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 a not-so-elegant foundation. Aalto Cocktail has over 700 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 @aaltococktail, where we update information about the events we organize. If you are interested in joining us, just fill out the application form at


AALTO DEBATING SOCIETY Are you looking to learn how to present yourself confidently and be persuasive on any subject in front of any crowd? Do you want to debate about timely issues and travel around Europe while learning how to constructively question your held beliefs about key issues? Or are you just looking to improve your English skills? In that case, Aalto Debating Society is the perfect place for you! We are an international group of competitive debaters from all the schools of Aalto. We host various activities from debating competitions to sit-down-dinners: »» We hold weekly debate trainings. »» We take part in numerous debating tournaments all around Europe. »» We host workshops, public debates and events with honourable guest speakers. »» We also hold numerous parties and sitsis. You can find us on Facebook @Aalto‑ DebatingSociety. Or you can drop us an email to the address

AKYSTIC Akystic is a unique cover band group consisting mostly of students and alumni of KY. We cover a large variety of different genres and styles, ranging from acoustic pieces to the newest pop tracks, without forgetting the evergreen rock’n’roll hits. Our members possess broad experience and knowledge in music, each having years of performing experience. We do numerous gigs yearly, varying from small acoustic duos to student parties with an audience of hundreds, or even thousands of participants. We hold our auditions every fall. Be sure to check out our website for more info and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @akysticmusic!

a limit. We take new members under our wings all year around and everyone interested is welcome to join. Aim hai!

KY-SPEKSI KY-Speksi is an interactive musical comedy, created by the students of the Aalto University School of Business, although students from other disciplines are welcomed to join as well. This ambitious yet playful production combines music, dancing 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 a part of the scene replayed by improvising, a spectator can shout “Omstart!” and even add a definition. For example, “Omstart Game of Thrones!” gives the audience the pleasure of seeing the part replayed in Westeros style. In KY-Speksi you get to show your skills either on stage, behind the curtains or in various production teams. The application time for next year’s production starts early in the fall. Please note that the actual play is in Finnish. To get to know more and stay posted, follow KY-Speksi on Facebook and Instagram @kyspeksi or email us to speksi@ Photo: Oona Linna


KY-MPPI The aviation club KY-mppi is one of the most active clubs of KY. KY-mppi organizes a wide variety of events from skydiving to cultural events, big and small. The annual Kymppisuora, a pub crawl that starts KY’s Wappu, and Uusi Nousu twice a year after Boston Night and KY’s Annual Ball are traditional events organized by KY-mppi. Other events from the past include a wine tasting, movie nights and cottage trips, often done in collaboration with other student clubs. In KY-mppi you decide what activities and events we organize, and with us, even the sky isn’t


36 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 in top concert halls from Japan to Iceland and nightclubs at Mummotunneli (don’t ask) or wherever duty calls. KYL (“Kauppakorkeakoulun Ylioppilaskunnan Laulajat”) 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.

KYLLÄ OLUELLE KYllä Oluelle, founded in 2014, is the beer society of Aalto University. We organize beer tastings with breweries, excursions and brew our very own beers

to quench your thirst for delicious beer. We want to gather all Aalto students interested in beer – young and old, newbies and aficionados - and provide a platform where we can learn more about the world of beer. This is why we invite you to join us to explore the hottest new craft beers, pay a visit to a few familiar classics and most of all - have fun and enjoy great brews together! Every fall we are looking for active and enthusiastic new members to join us. So, if you don’t take life (or beer) too seriously and are interested to see what we’re all about, do not hesitate to contact us! Say KYllä Oluelle (yes to beer) and join us at any of our events to share an ice cold one with us! You can find KYllä Oluelle on Facebook and Instagram @Oluelle. Cheers!

KYN The Female Choir KYN has always made music with ambition, passion and a creative angle. KYN’s musical strength lies in its expressiveness, rhythmic competence and unique repertoire. KYN has profiled itself particularly as an interpreter of ethnic jazz. KYN has played a pioneering role in combining choir with a jazz band and cooperating with professional musicians. In February 2017 in the Grand Prix of the Nations in Berlin, KYN won the Grand Prix in the





category Mixed, Female and Male Choirs and received a gold medal and a special prize for outstanding stage performance in the Folklore category. KYN was ranked number 6 in INTERKULTURs list of female choirs. Come and hear KYN perform this fall: 2.10. KYN & Johanna Juhola Reaktori 1.11 & 2.11. KYN & UMO 16.12 & 19.12. Christmas concerts Or even better, come sing with us! The entrance exam is held on September 24th. Further information on or on Facebook @KYNchoir. Follow us also on Instagram @kynchoir and on Spotify @KYN.

LUOVA AALTO Luova Aalto is a community for people interested in embracing and cultivating their creativity. We bring together people from different majors, schools and backgrounds to try new things and learn more about creativity. Everyone is welcome to join our events irrespective of their prior experience. Our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of creativity in the society and provide students more opportunities to develop their creative capacity. To us, the notion of creativity stretches beyond fields like arts and crafts that are

traditionally associated with it. Whether you are cooking, painting, programming or tackling hardcore business challenges, creativity will always propel the solution. Creativity is like a muscle: the more you flex it, the stronger it gets. If you want to be inspired, learn something new and connect with likeminded people, follow us on social media and join our events! Check out our website at and find us on social media with @luovaaalto.

WHISKY Viskikerho WhisKY is a club that aims to introduce students to the originally Scottish, although now appreciated worldwide, drink that people are used to helding in high esteem. By organizing tastings, excursions to distilleries and negotiating with professionals, our aim is to provide you a hasslefree gateway to the world of whisky. Or if you are already initiated, we’ll get you acquainted with some intriguing whiskies and special tastings. Our goal is to organise an event monthly, feel free to join us. Our core offer is simple: Good whisky in a good company!



Subject clubs

Subject clubs represent the variety of subjects taught at Aalto University School of Business. Each study programme has its own 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’s enough to show interest in the matter! AALTO ECONOMICS


Aalto Economics is the subject club for all economics students in Aalto University. Our mission is to i) maintain faculty relations between students and the Department of Economics, ii) provide career opportunities from our partners and iii) organize social events that bring our members together. Throughout the year we organize several events varying from our casual monthly Beeronomicsevenings to company excursions, career events and study trips abroad. We have close ties with our peers at KTTO ry from the University of Helsinki and welcome all economics-minded students to our events. Mursus are also warmly welcome to join our events! For further information, you can find and contact us best through our Facebook page @aaltoeconomics.

Aalto Marketing Society (AMS) is the association of marketing students at Aalto University School of Business in Finland. We represent all students who study marketing as their major both on bachelor and master’s levels as well as people, who are just genuinely interested in all things related to marketing. As the name suggests, we are an ecosystem of marketing enthusiasts: AMS brings together students, alumni, companies and faculty members. Annually we arrange dozens of events ranging from company case competitions, career evenings and training workshops to afterwork sessions, parties and study trips. As the voice of the marketing students, we participate actively in developing and improving the marketing studies at Aalto University School of Business. All in all, we are an active, friendly and open community of both future marketing professionals and people who are interested in marketing. Read more about us from our website: and follow us on Facebook @aaltomarketing!

AALTO ISM Aalto Information and Service Management (shortly Aalto ISM) is the subject club for students interested in the fields of business and technology at Aalto University. Originally, our club was established to serve the needs of students studying in the Information and Service Management programme in Aalto University School of Business, but today we have grown into a community of members from other Aalto students too. Apart from lobbying for the academic interests of our members, Aalto ISM also organizes events, workshops and social gatherings throughout the academic year, with an aim of bridging the gap between students, alumni, faculty and employers. We encourage you to like us on Facebook @aaltoism, join our mailing list at join and check out our website - that way you don’t miss out! You can also reach us by emailing to


AALTO MIB Aalto Management and International Business, briefly MIB, is a subject club for all management students and all Aalto students who are interested management related issues. MIB covers topics from strategic management and international business to human resource management, communication and sustainability management. Our aim is to lobby the interest of management students in cooperation with the Department of Management and to help management students build their career by connecting them with interesting employees. MIB organises various activities for its members both to connect them with the faculty and work life, but also to get together with like-minded


students. The activities include company visits and fun social gatherings as crayfish party, excursions and laser tag tournaments. To find out more, follow MIB on social media @AaltoMIB.

AALTO STRATEGY Aalto Strategy is the subject club for students studying in the multidisciplinary Master’s programme in Strategy and those interested in the field. Aalto Strategy’s purpose is to represent Master’s students in Strategy at Aalto University. The association promotes students’ interests and aspirations by functioning as a link between students, university staff, companies and other student associations. We aim to bring together students interested in strategy by organizing events such as company excursions, career evenings and casual get-togethers. We welcome all students interested in strategy to join our activities! For more information about Aalto Strategy, check out our Facebook page @aaltostrategyry and read more about the Master’s Programme in Strategy at programme/strategy_biz_master/.

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

JURY Jury is a subject club for business law students, established in 2003. The club brings together business law students, aiming to protect its members’ interests and study opportunities as well as improve relations to future employers. With our main partner EY and other partners we will offer you a great selection of events such as excursions, career info evenings, afterworks, special events for mursus and much more - all Aalto

students are welcome to join! The biggest, most legendary events are held during the fall semester; come check out JuryJurrit, a casual start of semester in September and the combined Pre-Christmas Party and Board Election (Annual Meeting). Don’t forget our annual excursion abroad! It is a great chance to visit interesting organizations and enjoy the culture of the city. Check out our Facebook page @juryainejarjesto for more information. There you’ll find a link for joining the club. In case of questions, you can also contact us via e-mail: See you soon!Follow us also on Instagram and LinkedIn @jurybiz.

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

KY FINANCE KY Finance is a student organization for students interested in finance at Aalto University School of Business. We bring together the young talents and the leading companies. Together we realize mutual benefits and lasting relationships. Our goal is also to maintain and further develop the student-faculty relations. We create value for all of 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 @KY.Finance, join our mailing list at subscribe, and check out our website at COME ALONG!


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

The Representative Council decides on all major issues of the association, therefore determining what KY is, what it stands for and what KY actually does today and in the years to come. In 2018, the Representative Council has been e.g. planning our future premises, established Task Forces to supervise the Key Strategic Initiatives of the new strategy and discussing the digitalization of KY’s services. The Council operates at the very heart of KY, which makes it a great viewpoint to what’s happening in our community! The Representative Council meetings are held usually once a month, either in Otaniemi or Töölö, and the meeting invitation along with materials are posted on KY’s website a week before the meeting. The actual decisions are of course made in the meetings, but they are just the culmination of the council work: a lot of hours go into preparation, discussion and planning as well. Representative Council is not all serious business though: traditional meeting afterworks are a great place to ease off a bit and get to know your fellow Council members, and we occasionally organize some other leisure events as well. The Representative Council is elected every two years: the next Representative Council elections


will be held in fall 2019 simultaneously with the election of the Representative Council for our student union, AYY. The current Representative Council was elected last year, and it consists of 21 members and 42 deputy members from all three campuses (Otaniemi, Töölö and Mikkeli). This current twoyear term is also historic in a sense that for the first time the Council works primarily in English and we have an international student in the Council. Every KY member has the right to vote in the elections and run to become a member of the Representative Council - this means you as well!


Come and attend a Representative Council meeting - all KY members are welcome! 2. Keep an eye out for upcoming meetings and previous decisions on kyweb and KY Today. 3. Have a chat with a current Council member to make sure your voice is heard. 4. Run as a candidate, or at least vote, in the next Council election in fall 2019.

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Teemu Riipi Chairman of the Representative Council Riikka Nieminen Vice Chairman of the Representative Council



Kylteri magazine

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Kylteri is our own student magazine that provides sharp journalism for students at Aalto University. The magazine features articles on student life, interesting people, alumni stories and phenomena of the society.

Celebrating its 20th birthday next year, Kylteri was founded in 1999 to provide business students with new perspectives of student life as well as career and alumni stories. Today, Kylteri editorial team’s passion lies in developing Kylteri to be one of the top student magazines. During the past year Kylteri has covered various topics, including ethics of charity and alumni stories from interesting people, such as MP Elina Lepomäki and the founder of the movie theatre Riviera, Atte Laurila. This year, Kylteri has aimed for a more light-hearted style. The average distribution of Kylteri is 1000. All the articles can also be read online at

welcome to join the team: fluency in written Finnish is mandatory but no previous experience in magazine writing is required. The current editorial team consists of Editorin-Chief Lasse Kaartinen, Art Director Annukka Laine and Sub-editor Katri Niemi. Even though they are in charge of the overall direction and looks of the magazine, Kylteri is largely shaped by its team: the writers, photographers and illustrators. If you are into communications, journalism, photography or illustrating and are not afraid of deadlines, don’t hesitate to contact us and join the team!

KYLTERI EDITORIAL TEAM Are you into writing, photographing or illustrating? Just interested in the world and its phenomena? Or do you want to experience first-hand what it’s like to work in communications? Join Kylteri! We offer you a chance to develop yourself and learn what it takes to work as a journalist, illustrator or photographer. The contributors are paid a small compensation, starting from 30 euros. The magazine is published four times a year and the next issue will be published in late September. The process of making a new issue of Kylteri usually begins with an editorial meeting with the contributors – this is the time for brainstorming and making the page plan. You can take part in the meeting even if you aren’t willing to commit to writing a piece. Assisting Kylteri magazine requires capability to do independent work steered by deadlines. The editorial staff is, of course, always at your disposal for support and guidance. Everyone is

Lasse Kaartinen Editor-in-Chief




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



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

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

The most important thing to keep in mind is that the teachers won’t give you ready-made answers, but rather the tools to solve problems. University studies aim at teaching you how to think and how to use the skills you’ve attained – not always at giving exact facts. In addition to lectures, most courses include assignments, teaching in small groups or exercise sessions. Teamwork 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 courses the exam isn’t the only point of evaluation – cases and assignments may have a huge weight on your final grade as well.


At the beginning of your studies, your tutor will explain everything you need to know about your future studies and student life. Remember that you can also always ask your professor if you have any questions in mind. The professors can be contacted by email or face-to-face during their weekly reception hours – just remember to check the times beforehand! More often than not, the professors are quick to answer your questions. Alongside the official study guide and coursespecific web pages, 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. Once you have completed a course, please fill in your own review to expand the database! The Fringe Study Guide is located in the Studies section of kyweb, where you can find other important information as well. Check for more!

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.




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

BACHELOR’S DEGREE Your university-level business studies will begin with the Bachelor’s degree. At Aalto BIZ this lower university degree consists of common core and methodological studies, specialization and minor studies, language studies and elective studies. The Bachelor’s degree consists of 180 ECTS, which is equivalent to three years of studying, by recommendation. At the end of your first year of studies you will be asked to pick a specialization area chosen from seven options: Accounting, Information & Service Management (ISM), Economics, Finance,

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Management, Marketing and Corporate Law. This area of specialization will make up approximately one third of your Bachelor’s degree studies and define the area on which you will write your Bachelor’s thesis – your first step into the world of research and academic writing.

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

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Everyday life of a student It’s easier to enjoy student life when your day-to-day necessities are in order. This section aims to answer the practical questions about housing, income and health care. Fortunately, 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 YTHS, amongst others, are here to help us. STUDIES




AYY owns apartments that are rented out to students of Aalto University. However, AYY does not have adequate housing for all Aalto University students, so you should also search for an apartment through other channels. First-year students and students moving from outside the metropolitan area have 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.

Student financial aid is a social benefit, which consists of three parts:

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Get to know the housing section on AYY's website: Carefully read through the application info: hakuinfo Apply for AYY's housing through Domo system:

English sites are also available, just click the flag icon on the upper right corner of the website.

Questions concerning housing are addressed to AYY's Housing Office: Contact form Phone number 050 520 9410 Address Otakaari 11, 02150 Espoo

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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:

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Study grant Housing supplement (students in rental housing) 3. Student loan In order to receive student financial aid, you must gain at least 5 ECTS per supported month. However, the minimum is 20 ECTS per academic year, regardless of the number of months for which you receive student financial aid. In addition, since student financial aid is a social benefit, the amount of your income has an effect on how many months of student financial aid you are entitled to during the year. Students who begin their academic studies for the first time in 2016, have 30 months of financial aid for completing the lower university degree. When students have completed their Bachelor's degree and continue to the Master's degree, they are entitled to 21 additional months of financial aid. However, a student can use no more than 48 financial aid months in total for completing both of the degrees. Further information at In recent years, there have been many changes to the student financial aid, so remember to check and ask if anything is unclear to you! More info can be found from (Student life → Financial aid).

Monitor your income If you work or get a summer job among studies and earn more than the income limits of student financial aid allows, 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


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

FSHS health centres in the metropolitan area Otaniemi: Otakaari 12, 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

Exhaustion and concerns In case of any concerns or exhaustion, you can turn to the students' support centre Nyyti and the university pastors of Aalto. Further information at and (Student life → Support STUDIES

for studying → University chaplains ). With studyrelated challenges, you can turn to student affairs services at your school or Aalto's study psychologists,

Inappropriate behaviour and harassment You do not have to tolerate inappropriate behaviour. If you have been treated inappropriately, the first step is to immediately tell the person in question that you do not approve his/her actions and insist the person to stop. If you have witnessed harassment or experienced harassment yourself, you can contact AYY’s trained harassment contact people Minna Mäkitalo ( and Lauri Jurvanen ( for help and support. The service is strictly confidential. You can also get in touch with the harassment contact person of Aalto BIZ Pia Lahti (pia.lahti@, KY Board member Emilia Eräpolku ( or your own tutor. At events you can also turn to the event organizers or anyone from KY Office for help.

University Sport Services – UniSport UniSport offers Aalto University students inexpensive sports services and has sports facilities on the City Centre Campus of the University of Helsinki as well as in Kumpula, Meilahti, Otaniemi and Töölö. UniSport offers, amongst other things, group exercise classes, ball games, gyms 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 group exercise classes or extensive gyms. EnerKY makes sure that everyone can find meaningful ways to exercise and maintain


an active lifestyle in a new life situation. Ask your own tutor for more information about sports tutoring at Aalto BIZ!

TRANSPORTATION Metropolitan area A -50% discount is granted to students under 30 years of age if they are registered within the HSL region (Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Vantaa) and have the student status registered on their HSL travel card. The student discount is also granted to international exchange students residing temporarily within the regional ticket area if the criteria is otherwise met. Further information on 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 60 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 a receipt of a paid student union membership fee, you can get the student discount at student restaurants subsidized by Kela. Usually you need to pay around 2,6 euros for your lunch.

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

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



Three campuses, one KY The year 2015 was historical, as the business students at Aalto University were, for the first time ever, spread out to three campuses: Otaniemi, Töölö and Mikkeli. In 2019 we will make history again, when the Master’s level students will finally move to Otaniemi as well.

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

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 KY Foundation work at. Espilä has conference rooms available for reservation and common working space open to all KY members to use. Don’t hesitate to drop in for a cup of coffee and say hi to KY Board and secretaries! When in need of KY-related assistance, turn to the KY service secretary on call. With their assistance you can, for example, buy KY products, get a KY sticker on your student card or go through the lost & found after a slightly longer and blurrier night. The service secretaries can be reached during service hours by calling 040 353 8283, or by emailing 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 KY Corner is a break room for all business students, conveniently located on the first floor of the U-wing. KY Corner is a natural place to meet and hang out with other business students during your school day or after the lectures. There are, of course, a coffee maker, chargers and some sofas for relaxing. KY Corner is also known for Sports and Wellbeing Committee’s casual events such as the popular Cake Buffet organized twice a year.

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MIKKELI The Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus is located in the city center of Mikkeli, in the Southern Savo region of Finland, and it offers the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business (BScBA). The School of Business, Mikkeli Campus offers a variety of services for its students: »»

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School caféteria – Restaurant Kampus serves lunch for students and staff from Monday to Friday. Parking – Free parking places available near the campus. Library services – The MUC Library is a scientific library and it is open for Aalto students from Monday to Friday. Study areas – The study rooms and computer labs are open every day (also during the weekends) until 24.00.




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

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.




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International opportunities KY is becoming more and more international every year. We want to make sure all our members feel included, hence our official communication language is English. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE


Every fall and spring hundreds of students take a step to unknown and spend a semester abroad in foreign universities. Aalto cooperates with some of the top universities in the world, and you can find potential exchange destinations from almost everywhere. The best thing is that Aalto supports every outgoing student with a 1500€ grant. Since we are sending people abroad, in return we welcome many exchange students to Finland every year. KY-Sub, the international subcommittee of KY, is responsible for ensuring that these students can experience the wonders of Finland and learn what sisu is. Turn to page 25 to learn more about KYSub.

International Weeks are organized all around the world so that business students can meet each other and learn about foreign cultures. The community behind the concept is International Week Cooperation Organization, IWCO. International Weeks include company visits and case work, but also a lot of fun and parties. KY informs about the upcoming weeks in KY Today Facebook group, so make sure to follow it.

TUTORING As a tutor you have two options to meet international students. The first option is to become an exchange tutor. The other possibility is to become a Master’s level tutor as the master’s programmes in Aalto BIZ are open for international students as well. Tutoring is a great opportunity to guide new students into the world of KY and student culture, as well as to help them in everyday life in Finland.

REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL The highest decisive power in KY is held by the Representative Council. Last year we opened the possibility for international students to run in the elections. The working language of the Representative Council was changed into English and we received one international member in the RepCo. If you want to participate in the most important decision making in KY and improve your language skills, make sure you are awake when the call for the council candidates opens in fall 2019!




CAREER As an Aalto BIZ student you don’t have to wait for graduation to get in touch with working life. KY cooperates actively with several companies and future employers. We arrange, for example, excursions and career evenings which are all informed on KY Career – a Facebook group for work and career related events and announcements. Turn the page and learn how to boost your career!

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

Some quotes from our Student Surveys:

“It’s truly great that we have such an excellent Career Services team. In my opinion, it’s one of the reasons that sets Aalto apart from other universities.” “The latest three jobs I’ve found originally from CareerWeb. The internship grant made it possible to go abroad for an internship. Every time, if there have been any questions, the answer has come quickly, and there has been no need to worry about alone.” “Career Services has helped me in almost every aspect: CV, cover letter, personal appointment.” “I went to your job search training already in my Mursu year, and I’d say that the effect has been revolutionary. I would make your job search training mandatory for everyone.” Career Services are based on long-term and diverse corporate relations and tight connections with our students. Our services range from individual career counseling and mediation of vacant jobs to organizing career fairs. Students’ opinions are very important to us, and a yearly selected student council from School of Business students is also sparring our activities.


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Trainings, CV & LinkedIn clinics, career events such as ARENA Career Fair (November 14th, 2018) Mediation of job and internship ads targeted to Aalto students in CareerWeb (incl. summer jobs, internships, part-time jobs and thesis assignments) Going Global & Highered portals for international job search Career advice and counselling: personal guidance e.g. on creating a good CV and cover letter and giving additional tips on job hunting and career planning Personal career coaching with career psychologists Internship grants abroad and internship support in Finland Career related guides (e.g. CV and cover letter examples and information) and news in CareerWeb, Facebook & Instagram, blog and the newsletter BIZ Monthly CareerMail


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Approximately half of the jobs, internships and thesis assignments targeted to BIZ students 8500 job, internship and thesis assignment ads in 2017 for Aalto students (note the possibility to subscribe to daily or weekly emails!) Every ad is checked by Career Services before publishing Almost 90 % of BIZ students use CareerWeb job portal 16 % of School of Business MSc graduates found a first job through School of Business Career Services in 2017 By checking CareerWeb job portal regularly you’ll get a good glance on companies and organizations who employ business students

information is never submitted to a third party; invitations are always sent through Career Services. Career Services office is located at the School of Business Main Building in Töölö, 3rd floor in C-wing (after the move to Otaniemi in new BIZ building). Contact us by email Aalto CareerWeb Facebook Aalto University Career Services ARENA Career Fair Instagram @aaltobizcareerservices

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Suomen Ekonomit –

The Finnish Business School Graduates Congratulations and welcome to Aalto! As a fresh kylteri, get ready for unforgettable moments, loads of intriguing subjects and exciting job offers. We at the Finnish Business School Graduates (Suomen Ekonomit) want to support you right from the beginning of your studies till the very end of your working life.

The Finnish Business School Graduates was originally founded in 1935 by a group of former KY members. They longed for the tightly knit community previously provided to them by KY and again wanted to use free time together and support each other in working life. This lead to the creation of Finnish Business School Graduates originally known as Ekonoomiyhdistys. Nowadays, The Finnish Business School Graduates is a central organization for graduates and students in economics and business administration. It consists of 25 regional associations and 13 student societies and has over 50,000 individual members. It exists to improve its members’ success as individuals and does so by offering several services and benefits. The several advantages consist of educational, professional and legal advice as well as different benefits concerning for example banking and insurance functions. The Finnish Business School Graduates also negotiates labour market conditions on behalf of the members and does so always according to their needs and interests. We can also provide you with a large professional community, and an extensive network can be truly valuable to


your future. Check out the upcoming events from our websites as they are open to all business students or you can always ask about them from me! So, who am I? I am the local Kylli so I work as the student liaison for the organization at Aalto. It means that I’m the main representative for the organization around the campus and take care of most of the student related matters at Aalto. Quite often I spread out that sweet Ekonomiswag so make sure to hit me up if you ever see me at any social events. Likewise, if you ever have any questions regarding the association or working life in general or actually pretty much anything, just get in touch with me on Facebook or send me an email. I try to be always available!

Aleksi Holopainen Student Liaison, The Finnish Business School Graduates


Helsinki section of The Finnish Business School Graduates Dear business student, Congratulations for being accepted to Aalto University School of Business! Helsingin Ekonomit, originally founded in 1935 by former KY members, offers you as a business student, many opportunities to succeed. We want to add value to your student time by providing you current, high-end events and courses and a wide networking platform with our members. You may meet your future employer by taking part in our activities already during your studies! Helsingin Ekonomit is the largest regional association of The Finnish Business School Graduates and has about 17 000 members around Helsinki area. Our main purpose is to support the professional and personal skills of our members and to act as a networking platform among business graduates.

COME ALONG! As a business student you are welcomed to attend any of the 200 events we organize per year. Helsingin Ekonomit has 17 clubs and 180 trustees, who arrange the majority of our events. Each of the clubs focuses on a certain field of business e.g. finance, leadership, marketing, digitalization, public governance, and so on. The clubs collaborate with KY’s subject clubs.

EKONOMI SUMMIT 2018 Special tip for you! Ekonomi Summit is THE event for you on 26th of October. You don’t want to miss this! Register:

SCHOLARSHIPS 2018 Helsingin Ekonomit grants scholarships every year for business students who study at Aalto University School of Business. Stay tuned, we will tell more about this during autumn 2018. Visit our website: CAREER



aTalent Recruiting –

KY’s own recruiting company aTalent Recruiting is a recruiting company owned by Aalto University student and alumni associations. We offer career opportunities for students and recent graduates in their own field of study. Our goal is to offer challenging jobs in the fields of business, technology and IT and to give the best possible service to our applicants. At aTalent we work hard for the professional development of young talents. We work closely with different student organizations in order to maintain relationships with the best talents. We organize workshops and other training sessions in order to offer effective tools for job hunting.

ONLY RELEVANT JOB OPPORTUNITIES At aTalent you’ll find only relevant job opportunities for academic students and graduates. aTalent offers positions in various companies from different industries, from small start-ups to listed companies. For example, last year we recruited employees for

companies such as Nordea, Hartwall, eQ and Smartly. aTalent offers part-time and full-time positions, summer jobs, traineeships and shorter projects. In addition to job offerings we provide comprehensive feedback and support for everyone applying for a job through us.

HOW CAN I BENEFIT FROM ATALENT? By joining aTalent’s register you will be the first to hear about open job positions in your own field of study. We also use the register for headhunting so it is a good idea to join our register even though you are currently not searching for a job. aTalent uses the information in its register confidentially, and will under no circumstances hand it over to any third parties. We also post the open positions regularly on Social Media so it is highly recommended to follow our Facebook -page, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts! Read more and join our register at! CAREER



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

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Esa-Pekka Mattila Secretary General



Welcome to Espilä! Congratulations for your admission to the Aalto University School of Business! You’re in for a ride and I will guarantee you that your next years will be one of the most memorable in your life. Besides the admission to the university, you also get to be part of KY now. At Espilä, we function as the nexus of KY’s activities and our job at the office is to make certain that you can get the most out of your student life at KY. One of the advantages of our long and proud history as a student organization is that we’re still able to field an office full of employees and to provide a variety of services to our members. Me, Esa-Pekka Mattila, the Secretary General of KY and the rest of the secretariat are here at the office to help you. Should you e.g. be needing to reserve to our premises, get your new membership sticker, buy some KY products or just need any help in general, don’t hesitate to visit us and we’ll try our best to assist you! In the following pages you will see that each member of KY Office has their own role and I’m certain that there will be a time in the near future when you’ll need to contact one of them. I’m the one responsible for managing the office administration and as such making certain that it works on like a well-oiled machine. I’m also the secretary of the Representative Council and responsible for the association’s norms and bylaws. Besides these tasks, the multi-year nature of my position ensures continuity in our constantly evolving and developing community. And on the continuity aspect - I truly do hope that you find KY to be your new home during your studies and I’ll see loads of new faces in our office in the next autumn and of course after that. No matter if you come as a student, as a volunteer, as an employee or as anything else, you will always come as a kylteri and that’s what matters for us. P.s. we serve free coffee.



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

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


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KY Board 2018 Kari Karttunen, Chairman Eeva Lauritsalo, Vice Chairman Anna Halsas Ella Oksala Elettra Virtanen Iiro Halinen Marko Laakso Emilia Eräpolku



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Ella Oksala Academic Affairs, KY Board Marko Laakso Educational Affairs, Master’s Students, KY Board



Academic Affairs The Academic Affairs sector ensures that the education we business students receive is at the level it should be in our world-class university. KY’s academic affairs work concentrates on acting as the voice of the business students of Aalto University in both school and national level discussions. The advocacy work focuses on improving the quality and appreciation of education by active participation and collaboration with the School of Business and AYY. Two board members, Ella Oksala and Marko Laakso, are in charge of KY’s academic and educational affairs but the work is not done solely by two people. Academic Affairs Committee KOVA, subject clubs and student representatives of the administration, hallopeds, all participate in student advocacy. KY’s Academic Affairs sector handles also campus affairs which focus on developing the learning spaces of the business students on all three campuses. This year campus affairs have concentrated on preparations for the move as the Töölö campus of the School of Business will relocate entirely to Otaniemi in the beginning of 2019. After the move our school operates on two campuses, Otaniemi and Mikkeli.

BUT HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED AS A FRESH MURSU? Some basic courses have seen changes this year and thus giving feedback about these courses and studies is more important than before. We strongly emphasize the importance of answering the course feedback form, commenting courses on Fringe Study Guide and sending KY’s Academic Affairs sector questions, ideas and feedback about studies. Some first year students can even become course messengers and share opinions directly with the course teachers. More information about study matters can be found on Don’t hesitate to call, email or visit KY’s Academic Affairs sector. We are here for you to make sure you are heard in the university, the school and the student union.



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Nina Pitkänen PR & Press Officer Elettra Virtanen Communications, Brand, Digital KY, KY Board Annukka Laine Art Director



Communications KY’s communications looks like its members. KY is present on social media 24/7, because we want to make sure we are with our members all the time, and that they are in the loop of what is happening at KY. The best thing about KY’s Communications sector is that it concerns everything and everyone at KY. You always have to communicate, no matter what you do. That is why our board member Elettra Virtanen and the PR & Press Officer Nina Pitkänen are always aware of what is happening at KY. They make sure you get the latest information about everything. Every Monday, you will get a newsletter gathering together all the upcoming events and current topics of KY. In addition KY is active on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Find our social media accounts on page 9 and make sure to follow them all! KY’s communications sector is a vibrant group of people and volunteers. KY’s own Art Director Annukka Laine makes sure KY looks good both on digital and traditional media. Her days are filled with various projects ranging from event visualisations to whole publications like this KY Guide. The Editorin-Chief Lasse Kaartinen runs everything related to our very own student magazine Kylteri and works

tightly together with our AD and the rest of the editorial staff. Read more about Kylteri on page 42. Through communication we want to ensure that KY is close to its members. Transparency is something we strive for, which is why we hold Q&A sessions with our Chairman, introduce KY’s daily life on social media and ask our members’ opinions whenever we can. You can always present your ideas or questions to us or anyone at KY Office. New ways to communicate and reach our members are implemented continuously. KY has a strong brand, and we are proud of our colors orange and green. We have a wide selection of member products, so make sure you get your KY Sweatshirt, scarf and hoodie to show your KY spirit! All KY products can be found at



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Nora Jarner Secretary for Cultural Affairs Iiris Savolainen Secretary for Clubs and Societies Emilia Eräpolku International Affairs, Community, Probba, KY Board Tiina Hahto Tutor Coordinator Anna Halsas Culture, New Students, Volunteers, KY Board



Community Every KY member is a part of our community. Community sector is the biggest and the brightest consisting of culture, new students and student wellbeing. This sector is also responsible for supporting and thanking our volunteers including clubs, project teams, sub-committees and your tutors. 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 Anna Halsas and the Secretary for Cultural Affairs, Nora Jarner. A significant amount of time is allocated to supporting our volunteers, especially our three subcommittees, KUJ, NESU-KY and KY-Sub. Anna also acts as the chair and Nora as the secretary of Cultural Committee KUVA (page 27), the team behind many of KY’s events. KUVA is responsible for spectacles ranging from the legendary Hukkaputki pub crawl to the sparkling Boston Night. In addition to being in charge of KY’s cultural events, the culture sector also works towards building a stronger Aalto community and hence, communicates with other student associations’ cultural actors on a regular basis.

NEW STUDENTS Warmly welcoming the new bachelor, master and exchange students to KY and Aalto is a crucial part of building the KY community and passing the traditions on to the new generations of KY members. This sector ensures that your student life gets a smooth start by designating a trained tutor to you, organizing orientation week and cooperating with School of Business. This sector is run by Tiina Hahto, the Tutor Coordinator at School of Business and chair of Tutor Committee (page 29), and Anna Halsas, KY Board member responsible for new students. The Tutor Committee and tutors have a big responsibility in welcoming our new students. However, it’s important to remember that all of KY’s volunteers and members

are involved in taking in the new members of our community!

CLUBS KY is the home for around 60 clubs and Iiris Savolainen, the Secretary for Clubs and Societies, ensures they get all the support and guidance they need. Golf club, skiing club or aviation club… Just name it and most likely we have it! But if you feel like something is missing or have an awesome new concept you want to try out, you are more than welcome to start a project or a club of your own. Remember, you can always consult Iiris regarding these questions.

STUDENT WELLBEING KY Board member Emilia Eräpolku together with the Secretary for Clubs and Societies, Iiris Savolainen, ensure that students feel good both mentally and physically amid all the academic responsibilities and cultural activities. The Sports and Wellbeing Committee LiHy (page 28) and KY’s sports tutors EnerKY regularly organize events to take care of your body and mind, ranging from university-wide Aalto City Challenge and traditional rowing competition between KY and Pykälä to trying out different sports with EnerKY. This sector is also constantly working on finding new and better ways to support the wellbeing and stress management of KY members so that the student life doesn’t get all too exhausting. KY wants to provide a safe and equal environment for its members and thus we don’t tolerate any inappropriate behavior in our community. We want to make every single one of our members feel welcomed in the community!



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Rasmus Mäkinen Sales Coordinator Iiro Halinen Work and Career, Corporate Relations, Alumni, Ownership Steering, KY Board



Corporate Relations Academic education offers us skills and qualification for our upcoming career. But the meaning of working experience gained through summer jobs or working part-time while studying can’t be shunned away. KY and its partners are here to help you with getting that experience! KY Board member Iiro Halinen, Sales Coordinator Rasmus Mäkinen and KY’s very own Sales Academy (page 29) are responsible for corporate relations as well as work and career related issues. These people are in charge of organizing KY’s career events, such as company excursions and Sales Night. In addition, our volunteers in subcommittees, subject clubs, project teams and clubs do cooperation with companies. They also attend Round Table meetings chaired by Iiro to bounce around ideas and get trained to do corporate relations. Connecting students to the working life happens with the help of our partners. By attending our events and following KY on social media, you are able to see what your future employees are really made of, and what kinds of opportunities they have to offer you. We want to ensure that you don’t have to choose your employer based on rumors you heard

during lecture breaks. We encourage you to approach representatives of different companies whenever you get a chance. KY is actively doing research on our members’ career related preferences. If you are interested in an international career, a certain industry or a company with a groundbreaking new product, let us know and we try to find a company into our portfolio that ticks these boxes. Good employees are a valuable asset for companies. This is why companies want to be present in the students’ life already in the beginning of their studies and also give support to the KY community as a whole. The biggest events of KY, such as Wappu and the Annual Ball, wouldn’t be the same without KY’s corporate partners. We appreciate the support of our partners and in return, want to help them in finding the best future talents. That means you.



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

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

In addition to free premises, KY Foundation provides Aalto business students with free legal services. The legal advisor Matti Marttunen can be found in KY Building every Thursday from 16.00 to 18.00 (time and date subject to changes), and provides free counseling to all KY members and associations. The independent Kylteri magazine ( and page 42) is also published by the foundation.



KY Foundation offers yearly grants and subsidies to the students. Money is currently given out to clubs and associations providing services or events to the community, groups of students with a good idea for a new project and exchange students going abroad. Roughly 750 000€ is given out yearly! The grant portfolio is being continuously developed, and latest information of current subsidies can be found at KY’s webpages. All application forms, subsidy requirements and topical news are also posted on the website.

Decision making and operation at KY Foundation is led by the executive board and its chairman Joona Orpana. The board consists of a student majority and specialist members of asset and real estate management, who make sure the foundation’s possessions are governed in the best possible way. To keep the students’ best interest at heart, the board is overseen by a supervisory board consisting of the KY’s Representative Council members (see page 40). Day-to-day operations run through Managing Director Juho Paavola.


Executive Board of the KY Foundation

KY Foundation provides students and KY’s associations with free space to operate and organize events in. The seven-story KY Building in Kamppi, Helsinki forms a cornerstone in KY’s history and has been in active use since its completion in 1941. Located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu, the basement and third floor of the building host various meetings and parties throughout the year. On the Otaniemi campus, the main KY Office Espilä and the party venue Saha stand on opposite sides of Konemiehentie, providing KY members and associations with space for different purposes. Whether organizing larger meetings, parties or chilling with coffee, these buildings provide business students with the space they need.


Student members: Joona Orpana (Chairman) Touko Aroheikki Juhana Junttila Jani Kurki Julia Österlund Kari Karttunen (Chairman of KY Board) Specialist members: Harri Hiltunen (Vice Chairman) Petri Ala-Härkönen Juhana Brotherus Johanna Juujärvi Jani Nokkanen Kaisa Vikkula


Juho Paavola Managing Director Joona Orpana Chairman of the Board of KY Foundation

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Secretary General 0500 430 546

Administrative Manager 045 138 2170

Secretary for Cultural Affairs 040 353 8276

PR & Press Officer 040 353 8279




Art Director 040 353 8287

Sales Coordinator 040 353 8282

Secretary for Clubs and Societies 040 353 8285






Managing Director 0400 241 961

Editor-in-Chief of Kylteri Magazine

Legal Advisor 040 353 8280



What do people mean when they’re 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. A28 A student dormitory located in Etu-Töölö on Arkadiankatu 28, right next to the School of Business. Aalto BIZ The official abbreviation of Aalto University School of Business. Alakertsi The basement party space of KY Building. Afterparties and sitsi parties are often held here. Alvari A student caféteria in the Undergraduate Center (Otakaari 1) in Otaniemi. Also Alvarinaukio, the name of the main square in Otaniemi located next to the Undergraduate Centre. Appro Pub crawl. Arkadia One of the buildings of Aalto BIZ in Töölö. Departments of Marketing, Management and International Business can be found here until the end of 2018. ARTSilainen ARTS student. Avokonttori ‘Avo’. The open office of KY, situated in Espilä. Here you can find the service secretary on call. AYY Aalto University Student Union. The student union of all the students at Aalto University. More on page 20. B.Sc. KTK. An abbreviation used for Bachelor’s degree.

BAD A space for subject clubs, located at KY Building. BIZ 3.0 The project of building new premises for the School of Business in Otaniemi. The building is located in the epicenter of the Otaniemi campus, Maarintie 13, and will be the new home for the business students beginning from 2019. Career Evening Urailta. An evening including meeting company representatives, hearing about career opportunities and information about working life. Usually organized by a subject club. Chydenia One of the buildings of Aalto BIZ in Töölö. Departments of Finance, Accounting and Information and Service Economy can be found here until the end of 2018. Club An association registered under KY. Clubs are self-governing, but supported by KY. Find some of them on pages 31-37. Committee Organs functioning directly under KY and chaired by its board members. KY has six committees that organize diverse cultural and sports events, look after student advocacy and develop cooperation with our corporate partners. See more on pages 26-29. Dipoli Dipoli is Aalto University's main building. Dipoli offers the entire Aalto community and its stakeholders meeting places and work spaces as well as event and exhibition facilities. The building houses also several cafeterias and restaurants that are open to all.

Domo An apartment applying system. Through Domo you can apply for AYY’s apartments. Check out ECTS Opintopiste. European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. You will need 180 ECTS for Bachelor’s degree and 120 ECTS for Master’s degree. Espilä KY Office in Otaniemi located at Konemiehentie 4. KY Board and employees work here. Excu Excursion. A trip to visit a company or an organization. Extended reservation pass Jatkoaikalupa. When you’re organizing an event in KY premises and would like to continue even after 22 o’clock, you will need to ask for an extended reservation pass. Fringe Study Guide Varjo-opinto-opas. This informal online study guide reveals you the secrets WebOodi’s course descriptions don’t – when you’ve finished a course, add a description yourself to help the generations to come! Find Fringe Study Guide at Gradu Master’s thesis, the dissertation for Master’s degree. Halloped A student representative in the administrative councils of the university.

82 Hanken Hanken School of Economics. The Swedishspeaking business school located next to the main building of Aalto BIZ in Töölö. Harald Herlin Learning Center In short Learning center or ‘oppimiskeskus’. Here you can find the library, cafeteria and spaces for both individual and group work. HEKO An association for business school graduates in the Helsinki area. A regional association of the Finnish Business School Graduates (Suomen Ekonomit). Check more on page 61. 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, arranged by KY’s Cultural Committee in April. Takes you both to Eastern and Western Helsinki. International Exchange Grant Vaihtoapuraha. A grant delivered by KY Foundation in order to help you economically during your exchange studies abroad. Can be applied for in April–May.

Kiljukaula KY’s very own song book. Used particularly at lauluilta parties. KOPO Nickname for academic affairs. Derives from the word ‘koulutuspolitiikka’. Kuntis Derives from the word ‘kuntailta’. Kuntis is a party organized for KY members in a bar. When marked ‘avec’ you can bring along a friend who is not a KY member. Read more on page 16. KY Building KY-talo. KY’s heart in Töölö, located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B. There are two party venues in the building: Yläkertsi on the 3rd floor and Alakertsi in the basement. KY Corner A break room for all business students, conveniently located on the first floor of the U-wing in the Undergraduate Centre. KY Executive Board / KYH KY Board. More information on pages 68-69. KY Foundation KY-säätiö. KY Foundation supports the studies, hobbies, student life and internationalization of KY members by financing Aalto University Business Students and its independent associations. The daily

International Week, IW Kansainvälinen viikko, KV-viikko. A week spend abroad with other international students. For further details, see page 55. International Week Travelling Subsidy KV-viikkotuki. When accepted to represent KY at an International Week abroad, you can apply for a grant to cover your costs. Into An electronic portal through which you’ll find useful information about studies and services of the university. Check out Into at Iso Puoli An event space on the 3rd floor of the KY Building. Usually referred to as ‘Yläkertsi’. III-kierros A pub crawl by tram arranged by KY’s Cultural Committee in October. Kandi Bachelor’s thesis, the dissertation for Bachelor’s degree.

operations are run by the Managing Director, while major decisions are made by the Foundation’s own

Kylteri A business student. Also the name of the independent student magazine published by the KY Foundation. Kyweb KY’s own website at Lauluilta A dinner party at which you sing, drink and dine in good company! M.Sc. KTM. An abbreviation used for Master’s degree. Maarintalo Computer halls and other 24/7 study spaces in Otaniemi, on Sähkömiehentie 3. At all Aalto students’ disposal. Mentoring Mentorointi. The process of a graduate already in the working life helping students close to graduation to plan their careers and giving other useful advice. KY has its own mini-mentoring program called KY Buddy. More information about the program and the mentors at Metro Centre Metrokeskus, located at the metro station next to Väre. In August 2018 a new shopping center A Bloc will open here and host several cafes and stores including Alko. Check all stores at


KY Secretaries / KYS KY:n sihteeristö. Consists of KY’s Art Director, IT Coordinator, PR & Press Officer, Sales Coordinator, Secretary for Clubs and Societies and Secretary for Cultural Affairs. The secretaries are employed by KY and they run the day-to-day operations at the KY office. Kymppisuora A pub crawl by tram 10, arranged by KY-mppi at the end of April. Part of KY Wappu. KY Representative Council / KYE Also known as ‘edari’. KY’s ‘parliament’ and the highest decision-making body. Elections every two years, next time in fall 2019. Read more on pages 40-41. KYSTO Abbreviation for KY Office.

Monday Mail A newsletter sent to KY members every Monday, gathering all KY activities of the week. Subscribe when joining KY or by sending an email to Mursu A first-year student at Aalto BIZ. Mursu Championships Mursumestaruuskisat. A playful sports event where tutor groups will compete against each other collecting points from different kinds of checkpoints. Mursu Expo Mursumessut. An event during the orientation week at which you’ll get tons of information about KY and its associations. Mursu Party Mursubileet. A





especially for mursus at the beginning of the academic year.

Secretary General Pääsihteeri, ‘Pässi’. The head of KY Office.

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

Service secretary Palvelusihteeri. KY’s three service secretaries help you with all the practical KY matters.

Nokia hall Nokia-sali, also known as PB-200. The largest lecture hall in the BIZ main building in Töölö.

SHS The Student Union of Hanken School of Economics.

Noppa Opintopiste, check ECTS.

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!

Nyyti An organization contributing to the mental welfare of students. Check out for more information. 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 OK20 AYY’s event space at Otakaari 20. Otahalli Home to UniSport in Otaniemi, Otaranta 6. Also used as an event space for the biggest events. Probba The student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. Probba is also part of KY. More information on page 19. Rafla Student caféteria located in the main building of Aalto BIZ in Töölö. Rantasauna Also known as ‘Rantsu’. AYY’s rentable space at Jämeräntaival 7 that has two saunas, one small event space, a grill and an old-fashioned wooden bathing tub. You can also go swimming in the sea at the dock in front. Ruusula AYY’s student dormitory in Taka-Töölö. The nickname derives from the address Ruusulankatu 5. Saha KY’s own event space on Konemiehentie 1, the home of parties and KY activities in Otaniemi.

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 Servin mökki. AYY’s event space where some of the bigger parties in Otaniemi are held. Speksi A student-run interactive musical. Many student associations have their own speksi, including KY. See more on page 35. Subcommittee Jaosto. There are three subcommittees at KY: KUJ, KY-SUB and NESU-KY, each having a special function at KY. For more information, turn to page 25. Subject club 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. Read more on page 38-39. SYL The National Union of University Students in Finland. Abbreviation for Suomen ylioppilaskuntien liitto. AYY is a member of SYL. Teekkari Tech student.

TOKYO Student Association TOKYO is a student organization which aims to bring together students of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture as well as its former students, the alumni. UniSport Sports services for university students on six campuses within the metropolitan area at an affordable price. More information at Undergraduate Centre Kandidaattikeskus, also known as ‘päälafka’. Most of all Bachelor level courses, projects and events take place here at Otakaari 1. U-wing One of the wings at the Undergraduate Centre, home to the facilities of Aalto BIZ. Vaasis AYY’s student dormitory located in Kallio district. The nickname derives from the address Vaasankatu 10. Vujut Abbreviation for ‘vuosijuhla’. The Annual Ball, that celebrates KY’s birthday party where men wear a tailcoat or a dark suit and women an evening gown. The ball is held on the Saturday closest to Antti Chydenius’ birthday, February 26th. Väre Väre will be the home to the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The building will also house the Metro Centre with shops and services. Väre is located right next to BIZ 3.0. WebOodi A course portal at, through which students enroll to courses and can find information about their study performance. Yläkertsi Officially ‘Iso Puoli’. An event space on the 3rd floor of 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 50.


KY member benefits In addition to regular student discounts, KY members get many tailored benefits thanks to the negotiations of our own Sales Academy. All you have to do is flash your student card, equipped with a KY sticker and you’ll have the discounts at hand!

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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% (Mon-Fri 11am-7pm) Fafa’s Helsinki All menu products -10% Factory Kamppi À la carte -15% (Ma – To klo 15-21), sparkling wine 25€/bottle & house wines 5,50€/16cl Kahvi Charlotta All products -15% Konnichiwa Sushi buffet 13/16€ (lunch/other times), tap drinks -10% Twist Café All food and non-alcoholic drinks -20%

Blomqvist tanssikoulu Basic dance class 110€/pair, wedding waltz class 30€/pair Hiusstudio.Helsinki All barber and hair salon services -25% ProStudio All services -20% Tennis Tuomola Tennis courses at Meilahti sports center -40% (80 euros) TS-salonki Current KY discounts at kauppis TwentyKnots Windsurfing course 90€, SUP course 40€, SUP rentals 15/22,5€



Apollo Live Club, Baarikärpänen, Bar Bäkkäri, Club Capital, Kaivohuone, Maxine & Wallis Karaoke Bar Free entrance 1+1 via the VIP queue before 12pm, sparkling wine 25€/bottle

Andiata Esplanadi Normal priced products -15% Aukia Normal priced suits -20%, other normal priced items -10% Laatukoru Normal priced products -10-20% Nikolai Babitzin All products in the online store -25% with the code KYVIP Suomen Kultakello Normal priced products -20%


Tutors 2018 Tutors will help you in 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!

Bachelor’s and Open Uni tutors: Aaro Parkkinen Aino Haapamäki Aino Kemppainen Aino Lohikoski Aleksi Huhtamäki Aleksi Suominen Antti Pilviniemi Bettiina Räsänen Elias Ahokanto Elina Toivanen Elja Lonkila Ellen Järnefelt Essi Lepistö Heikki Autio Henri Peltonen Iida Mäntylä Iiro Hakala Ina Häkkä Jaakko Kuivanen Jesse Hirvelä Jim Liljendal Joel Kulikoff Joonas Ylönen Julia Vähäkoski Juuso Larte Kalle Ahola Lauri Lindfors Leevi Wuorenjuuri Leo Huovila Liisa Salo Mari Väisänen

Markus Kukkonen Max Puttonen Mimmi Kuusisaari Minka Sukanen Minna Karlson Miska Tirronen Moona Hyytiä Nea Rimpilä Niklas Pitkänen Nina Ihalainen Nina Suomela Ohto Pentikäinen Oliver Attwood Oskari Vikman Paula Malka Pyry Päivärinta Sara Ettanen Sara Hyttinen Saramaria Ritala Simo Ryynänen Suvi Pättikangas Teresa Hakala Topias Pöllänen Totte Taavitsainen Tuomas Tiippana Valtteri Hovikorpi Verna Niva Vilko Repo Ville Vehniäinen Vilma Rimpinen

Exchange tutors: Aapo Huotari Anette Hämäläinen Arttu Haavisto Elisa Jokinen Elsi Erkko Jenna Kallunki Joose Toiviainen Julia Hakulinen Jutta Virtanen Kati Hautakoski Laura Nikola Mari Hirvonen Maria Aalto Maria Kontoniemi Milo Sillanpää Nicholas Stevens Oliver Martikainen Petra Hovi Rasmus Ylinen Rebecca Adrianzen Saara Maunula Topias Pesonen Totti Tyynilä Tuomas Ansamaa Veera Nippala Ville Koikkalainen Willka Reyes

Master’s tutors: Antti Kiiski Eero Laurinsilta Elina Rytkönen Emma Koskinen Henni Niemi Hoai Chu Iida Suhonen Ilkka Koski Jukka-Pekka Forsberg Katariina Helin Katariina Ollari Kirsi Kahikko Laura Auhto Liisa Raudasoja Maria Agerskov Miikka Lintula Onni Heiniö Pauliina Holm Phuong Vo Riikka Nieminen Sampo Hyvönen Samu Eskola Sanna Larke Saska Karsi Taneli Lukkarinen Taru Rossi Tuomas Rautiainen Usva Koivumäki




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