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Welcome to KY! What is KY? Join us, it’s free! KY’s history in a nutshell A KY year Events Mursu passport KY Organization Probba Aalto University Student Union – AYY Aalto Community

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Come along! Subcommittees Task Forces and Committees Clubs – Sports Clubs – Music Clubs – Beverages Clubs – Other Seiniorikilta Subject clubs Kylteri magazine The Representative Council KY is coming!

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Studies Studying at Aalto BIZ Everyday life of a student International opportunities Different locations – one KY

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Career aTalent Recruiting Accenture Helsingin Ekonomit Suomen Ekonomit

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KY Office KY is here for you KY Board Academic Affairs Corporate relations Community Communications KY Foundation Staff

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KY Member Benefits Tutors Vocabulary Partners

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Mursu, welcome to KY! You made it! Getting accepted to the Aalto University School of Business has been a dream of many applicants but you are the one whose dream was fulfilled. Getting accepted to the nation’s best business school is a great achievement but the biggest journey of your life is only starting – welcome to the best student community this country has to offer! Traditionally, the first-year students in our business school are called “mursus” instead of “fuksis”. Be proud of this title because you’ve used a lot of your time to earn it and not everyone is entitled to it. Aalto University Business Students, familiarly known as KY, is the organization and community for business students at Aalto University. KY was founded in 1911, so we have been a home for motivated and capable future game-changers for over 108 years. Here at KY, you can truly spread your wings and make your wildest dreams come true. We built Amer-Tupakka, were founding the first Finnish commercial radio station, Radio City, and we even sailed a ship packed full of Finnish export products to London. Today KY’s services can be summarized into three categories: community, student advocacy and work & career. In the community sector, we aim to provide our students the best student experience they can have with our resources and wide range of events. Our event offering includes traditional student parties, sports events and interdisciplinary activities with the whole Aalto community. In addition, KY has a wide range of


clubs, subject clubs, committees and subcommittees which members can join. In student advocacy, we make sure that our students’ voices are heard in the decision making bodies both in the School of Business and on the national level. We have a good relationship with the school and thus our opinions are truly heard on the educational matters, making sure you will have the best possible learning experience. Our work & career sector enables you opportunities to participate in career related events, excursions, gives you members-only benefits and showcases a variety of different career paths. The job of your dreams waits just around the corner! But how will you transform these possibilities into making your student life experience the best possible? I encourage you to keep an open mind, get out of your comfort zone, try new things and get involved. KY is a community where every student can feel welcomed, find like-minded people and exceed themselves. Life as a student is fun and full of possibilities – you never know what kind of adventure awaits around the corner! With all my heart, I welcome you to study here at Aalto University School of Business and encourage you to get involved in KY activities. See you in autumn!

Arttu Aine Chairman of the Board

Photo: Oona Linna


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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!


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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 and individual projects. More about KY Foundation on pages 74–75. The following pages will introduce you to the different parts of KY - familiarize yourself with the organization in order to be able to make the most out of your time here. Mursu, welcome to KY!

KY in numbers Over 3000 members 108 years 2 locations 9 employees & 9 board members Over 50 associations Hundreds of volunteers

Follow KY on social media! KY’s website Ky.fi – KY’s official website containing all the KY information you’ll need in one place Facebook Page: KY – Aalto University Business Students Groups: KY Today – for the latest KY information and member discussion about studying and KY related matters 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 Instagram & Snapchat: @ky_1911 – snapshots + real-time pictures and videos of KY life YouTube & ky.kuvat.fi: KY - Aalto University Business Students – All KY videos and pictures from past events LinkedIn: KY - Aalto University Business Students – Add your experience at KY on your profile and follow to connect with your network


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Join us, it’s free! Register as a KY member at ky.fi/join. 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.

Why join KY? Get the most out of your life as a student As a KY member, you will be a part of a 108-year-old 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.

Access tailor-made benefits for members only

Get legal advice KY has its own legal advisor whose services are free of charge. See more info from page 75.

Discover career-related opportunities 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 54 onwards.

Wear KY merch As a KY member, you have the right to wear KY’s dollar-green overalls and place the KY Cockade to your graduation cap. You may also purchase other KY Products from KY Office. Check more at ky.fi/ky-products

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 in order 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 the paid AYY membership fee. See the benefits on page 77.

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KY’s history in a nutshell 1910’s: 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.

1920’s: Partying despite the prohibition

1940’s: 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.

1950’s: To top off, smoke a Boston!

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.

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’s sports club was in its golden age KY often being unbeatable in academic leagues.

1930’s: KY Building in the horizon

1960’s: The decade of Finnfocus and television

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 will power, hard work and a pinch of luck finally led to success and construction planning began in 1939.

The huge export trade show, Finnfocus, held in London in 1968 is the

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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 60’s, KY was also active in the TV business: KY was a shareholder in Tesvisio, the company behind the first commercial TV channel in Finland. Student numbers increased quickly at the beginning of the 1960’s leading to growing housing challenges. KY’s solution was to start building student housing on Ruusulankatu in Töölö and on Vaasankatu in Kallio.

1970’s: Turning KY Building into office space Student union activities became all the more political in the 70’s. 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.

1980’s: From pinstripes to overalls and politics to partying The student union’s activity wasn’t as political in the 1980’s as in the previous decades. In the 80’s, 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 holdings 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.

1990’s: 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.

2000’s: 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.

2010’s: 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. Check the full KY Story at ky.fi/ky-story!


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A KY year Whatever your interests are, or whether you are seeking new kinds of adventures, KY surely offers it all. Everything from partying till dawn to adventure sports and intriguing speeches from your future employers is well represented within the KY community! See here what does a year at KY look like. And imagine this: these events are just some of the highlights from KY’s committees and subcommittees. There is so much more that our clubs and subject clubs have to offer!



Orientation week

CORE Night


KY’s Independence Day Eve

Club Lagoon

Jäänmurtajaiset & Kesäkuntis

Autumn Festival

Last day to return your

Last sitsi party of the year

Around the World Sitsit

Mursu Championships

Summer Job Night

Aalto Party & Aalto After Party

Boston Night

Around the World Sitsit


Masters’ Night

Syksyn Lauluilta

Mursu Expo


Master’s Committee’s Pre-Xmas -party

Mursu Party

Feel Good Week

Search for Volunteers

Meet Your Masters

Trainee Night

Mursujaiset Autumn Hike Harkkasitsit Mursulaiva Plenty of info evenings Photo: Markus Havia


III-kierros Pub Crawl

November mursu passport!




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KY Honors Night

Feel Good Week

Hukkaputki Pub Crawl

Aalto City Challenge

KY’s entrance exam


Kevään Lauluilta

Case Night

Last sitsi party of the spring


KY Week

St. Patrick’s Day

KY Wappu

Have You Met Suvi



KY’s 109th Annual Ball




Search for Tutors

Road to Wappu

KY’s Wappu Parade

KY’s Wappukuntis

KY’s Wappu at Ullis

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Events KY Year is filled with various events – there definitely is something for everyone! Here are some of the highlights of the year gathered. During Mursu Expo, you will hear more about these and many more. Remember also to join KY Events on Facebook to stay updated.

Orientation week and Mursujaiset

Info evenings

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 at Mursu Party or at Meet Your Masters, if you are an incoming Master’s student. KY, as well as the orientation week, is not only about the boozy nights. To ensure this, KY’s Sports and Wellbeing Committee LiHy organizes a playful sports event, Mursu Championships, where tutor groups compete against each other and which is one of the many places where you can get to know KY’s sports associations. At Mursu Expo, in the end of the week, you will get a chance to find out more about KY’s clubs, subcommittees, committees, subject clubs and everything else KY has to offer. Get to know the actors beforehand by reading this Guide! One highlight of autumn, and your KY years, is Mursujaiset. The 24-hour experience is an academic baptism for all new BIZ students, but we won’t reveal too much beforehand! Save the date, 12.9. (and maybe the day after), because this is something you do not want to miss.

The weeks following orientation are filled with info evenings organised by various associations of KY. All three subcommittees and many of our clubs have one, so if you are intrigued of joining one, or just solely want to get to know the actors better, we suggest you attend. In the info evenings, you will be told more about what the association does, will get to know the people in it and will be able to ask questions. They are also a great way to get to know fellow mursus better!

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Autumn Hike As said before, KY has something for everyone. Surprisingly, many Kylteris are enthusiastic outdoors people, and for them, we have for example Sports and Wellbeing Committee’s Autumn Hike that is organized every year. This year, the hikers are heading to the beautiful northern Finland. Even though the tickets are already sold out, get in touch with the Sports and Wellbeing Committee in case any cancellation places have opened. Also, keep you eyes open for all of the other outdoorsy opportunities we have here at KY!

Autumn Festival The highlight of October, and the week you get to take your brand new overalls out for a stroll for the first time, is the Autumn Festival. The Festival begins with the traditional pub crawl III-kierros which is followed by the glamorous Boston Night and Masters’ Night, which are held simultaneously. The week culminates in the legendary Sillis, which truly is something extraordinary.

Feel Good Weeks Even though feeling good should be a constant state of mind, we here at KY want to put extra emphasis on it during twice a year organised Feel Good Weeks. Mindfulness, cooking classes or training advice are just some of the opportunities during the weeks, and the program of the weeks vary. These opportunities are planned to balance your life between studies, relieve some stress and to give you inspiration for trying out these activities during regular weeks also.

Summer Job Night Looking for a summer job? If so, Summer Job Night is a must for you. KY has teamed up with companies that want you to be their next summer intern, and Summer Job Night is organised to connect you with them. Summer Job Night is nothing like a traditional career fair; it is an useful kickstart for you to land your dream summer job. The event will help you to get your application game on point, and offers you a genuine possibility to interact with recruiters – you might even end up with a job interview offer as a result.

KY Week

Photo: Rasmus Karppinen Photo: Pyry Päivärinta

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 our 109-year journey with elegant festivities. The week kicks off with a Formal dressing and smooth party behaviour class, goes onto the Annual Ball sitsi party and as the highlight is the Annual Ball. Of course the celebration doesn’t end there, but the ever so adventurous Sillis makes sure we get to celebrate our beloved KY day and night.

Wappu Wappu; Student’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve and birthday all wrapped into one. KY Wappu is filled with various events throughout the weeks before the actual highlight. Wappu Eve is full of spectacular events and KY arrives with style in a Wappu parade to watch Havis Amanda get its graduation cap. The celebration culminates in KY’s Wappukuntis at Kaivohuone. After a night of partying, why should you stop there? The morning after, student’s head to Ullis to enjoy the celebration with friends, and sparkling refreshments flow all day long.

Have You Met Suvi An amazing school year requires a banger ending, and what could be better than gathering with our friends from Pykälä, Prodeko and LKS


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to celebrate the beginning of the summer. You never know what to expect from this event, but you know for sure that it won’t leave you longing for more. This is just one of the events that KY organises with other student organisations, so you for sure will have the opportunity to get to know people from all around.

Kuntis parties Kuntis parties are organised at Helsinki’s best night clubs, 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. After a few special Kuntis parties, there is an after party at the KY Building, and the party doesn’t stop until the sun rises!

Lauluilta and sitsi parties Lauluilta is a dinner party with long traditions. During these nights, traditional songs from KY’s own songbook, Kiljukaula, are sung and usually a three course dinner with wines and snaps is enjoyed. A lauluilta is one of the best ways to get to know more about traditions and roots of KY, so remember to join us to Harkkalauluilta in February! At KY, sitsi culture lives strong as well. Sitsi parties are quite close to lauluiltas, but with their own traditions and manners. For instance, people usually wear overalls at sitsis, but dress a bit fancier to lauluilta.

Company excursions KY organizes numerous excursions during the academic year. Make sure to join them as they are a great way to meet the company representatives in person and to ask them about the possibilities they have to offer. Excursions are a great way to make a good first impression on your future employer!

Pub crawls KY organises 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 the metro tunnels of East Helsinki. In addition, there are organised rides to various pub crawls around Finland.


Photo: Henri Ailinpieti

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What is a Mursu Passport? There is 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. Just go to the address mursu.ky.fi and you’ll find everything that you might need! After becoming a KY member, you will be able to sign in to the digital mursu passport. The passport is your guide for all of the events and opportunities to become a fully fledged KY member. You will get points by completing all kinds of different activities from visiting the KY Office, Espilä, to following KY on various social media channels. Attend events and complete the tasks to learn about KY and earn points to get extraordinary KY prizes, of which the most important one is the KY Cockade to decorate your graduation cap! On top of gathering points and leveling up to get prices, you will find most of the information you need during your first autumn from the mursu passport. Information is in four categories: School of Business, KY Organisation, KY Events and Student Wellbeing. Create your profile, explore the information and create the autumn of your dreams as a part of KY. The use of the passport starts from the very beginning of your orientation week, and ends on 15.11. at Mursu- juhlat for Bachelor’s mursus and on 30.11. at Masters’ Committee’s Pre-Christmas Party for Master’s mursus. 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 possible, but to encourage you to try different activities and find the ones that interest you the most. Ask your tutor for more information, log in and have the autumn that you will never forget!


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KY Organization


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Probba Probba is the student association of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. 30 years ago, Probba was founded along with the BBA-program in the Mikkeli Campus. Some years later, in 2000 the program changed to BScBA, but the students still are called BABAs today. Probba is part of KY as well as AYY. All the students, which we have roughly 200 on our campus, are majoring in International Business and Business Administration. The BScBA program in Mikkeli is the only Bachelor’s program done completely in English in Finland in addition to the new Economics program in Otaniemi campus. After the two-year studies in Mikkeli, the final semester is done as an exchange abroad in one of our partner universities all over the world. After completing the BScBA program, our students can continue directly to Aalto University’s Masters programs in Otaniemi. It is a special program in many ways as the international environment and incredibly tight community brings people from all over the world together. Professors in the program come from all over the world and stay in Mikkeli for the time of the module. Studies are intense as the courses are taken in three-week long modules, which at times are tough and demanding. Luckily, the community of BABAs knows very well the art of balancing out the hard work they have done. Our community has tons of student clubs that arrange events for our students. There is something for everyone to be part of, as there are various clubs ranging from beer enthusiast to board games club. Those who thought before coming here that such a small town might be a boring place to study, were proven wrong very quickly. We always have something going on, whether it’s Monday night floorball, sitsi parties or food feast.

The community is very strong as every year only under 100 students begin their studies in Mikkeli Campus and each year they create a new family. The values and traditions from older generations pass on to the new ones and there are many things that have not changed in decades that BABAs have went through. The family from Mikkeli stays for life with many who have studied here. It says something about us that our alumni are known as “Mikkeli Mafia”, because of the tight network that stays between the BABAs to the working life. BABAs can be found from many of the KY events happening in Helsinki. You can recognize BABAs in events from the loud singing of our songs and chants. We also wear the same dollar green overalls as KY but every BABA has a big round badge on their left thigh, indicating the survival of BABA freshmen orientation week’s Running BABA event. Even though we are a few hours’ drive away from KY Building, Alakertsi is a familiar place to many of our students. We also welcome all new Mursus to our events, especially Mikkeli Road Trip which will be in the beginning of next year! Probba wishes all the Kylteri freshmen an unforgettable time at your studies, we hope to meet you soon! If you want to know more about us check out our webpage at probba.org, and to see what is going on in Mikkeli, make sure you follow our Instagram @probbary and Snapchat @probba89 !


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Aalto University Student Union – AYY AYY in numbers • 14,000 members • 200 associations and organizations • 40 members of staff • 10 full-time board members • hundreds of volunteers

Information channels You can find the most comprehensive information of all AYY’s services and opportunities on the website AYY.FI

Welcome to Aalto University and its student union, AYY! Here at the Student Union, we aim to ensure that you can truly experience the best student’s life in the world here at Aalto. Our wish is that every student feels good and safe in our student community, and that every one of us receives all the help and support they need for the entire duration of their studies. You are stepping into a world of endless opportunities. We urge you to be curious, innovate, to learn and most of all to enjoy your time at Aalto. Don’t be afraid, even though finding your own passion and place in the world might seem like a big task. We are here to support you in all of your problems. See you around! Anna Halsas, Board Member (new students)

FB: Aalto-yliopiston ylioppilaskunta - AYY Instagram: AYY_FI Twitter: AYY_FI

What is AYY? As a student of Aalto, the Aalto University Student Union (AYY) is your student union. AYY brings together about 14,000 students of arts, design, business and technology. We work together to ensure the well-being of all our members and to develop the teaching at Aalto. As a member of AYY, you are entitled to a vast number of student services and benefits in the student union, the capital region and entire Finland. As an Aalto student, you will also have the opportunity to join many social activities and events organised by AYY and the 200 student associations operating under the umbrella of AYY.

Services Student discounts As a student, you are entitled to hundreds of benefits including Kela, Matkahuolto and VR discounts and the right to discounted student price-lunches in selected restaurants. Student discount in the Met-


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ropolitan area public transport is also available to all students who have registered their residence in the HSL area, and who have updated their travel card into student status at a HSL service point. The travel card also functions as a key card to some of the school facilities. Frank is a student service offering student cards and student discount offers throughout Finland. Frank has a digital and a traditional plastic student card available. The digital student card Frank App (0€) is an official student identification, which you can download and activate after you have paid your student union membership fee. The plastic student card, with a payment system by Danske Bank, is free to all students in higher learning institutions. You can get a card without a payment system for the price of 15,10€. You can also add an ISIC license to both digital and plastic student cards, netting you over 150,000 benefits in over 130 countries. More information on different types of cards can be found at the Frank website frank.fi. N.B! After receiving the card, you will also require a correctly labeled year sticker, which you can get from e.g. the AYY service point.

Student housing AYY owns approximately 2,600 student apartments in Helsinki and Espoo. Members of AYY are entitled to apply for AYY housing. You can apply for an apartment as soon as you receive confirmation of receiving a study place at the university. There is also a so-called first-year extra application point that can be received when applying for shared apartments. To receive it, you must apply for an apartment by the end of July or December, depending on the starting date of your studies. Search and apply for apartments through the Domo system: domo.ayy.fi. Students can also apply for an apartment from the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki region (HOAS).

Healthcare FSHS (or YTHS), the Finnish Student Health Service, oversees the health of university students. You can receive help from FSHS in matters of general health, oral health and mental health. FSHS is a

very affordable high-quality health care system created specifically for students. The majority of the FSHS services are free of charge, and even the highest appointment fees are very reasonable. Further information: yths.fi N.B. There is no emergency care in FSHS. EU/EEA students should still apply for a European Health Insurance Card and non-EU/ EEA students need to have a private health insurance required by the residence permit.

Associations and student culture Taking part in dozens of activities every year is an essential part of studying in Finland. Make sure you won’t miss the highlights of the year, such as Wappu festivities, anniversary balls, Shrove Tuesday sledging and many others. The 200+ associations operating within AYY include everything ranging from sports and music to games and other hobbies. New Aalto students are more than welcome to join the associations. Keep an eye out for them and get to know them in the upcoming events!

Student advocacy AYY also represents students in different decision-making bodies of the university, and promotes their interests in society. Through student representatives, selected by AYY, students influence the decisions made at the University. The Representative Council is the highest decision-making body of AYY. It is elected in a ballot, in which all members of AYY can vote and run as candidates. The next elections are this autumn 2019!

Other services AYY offers and provides its members various kinds of services and opportunities, from yearly calendars and student advocacy to amazing volunteering options. AYY members can rent AYY’s sauna and festive premises for gatherings with friends, for example. AYY also has a van which the student union members can rent.


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Aalto Community Aalto community offers Aalto students great opportunities to take part in all kinds of interdisciplinary events and activities, for example through guilds. Keep your eyes open and explore also events outside of the KY bubble to enjoy interdisciplinary encounters!

Arkkitehtikilta The Aalto University Guild of Architecture is a student organization especially for students of architecture and landscape architecture functioning under the student union, AYY. The Guild was founded in 1908. However, it is rather known for its creative mindset than conservative traditions. Among the most important missions of the Guild are advocating the students interests and organizing a myriad of events from sports events to theatre visits and wine and cheese evenings to sitsi parties. You can recognise our members from broken white overalls at Wappu, and during other times from dark clothes or striped shirts.

Automaatio- ja systeemitekniikan kilta The Guild of Automation and Systems Technology (AS) gathers the students of Automation and Information Technology at Otaniemi together. The 20-year-old Guild has just passed teenage years but is still one of the biggest Guilds in Otaniemi thanks to the new Bachelor’s programme in English. You may recognise AS guild members from violet overalls with black sleeve, good spirit and from a pinch of madness from which for example a robot arm pouring sparkling wine was born.

Fyysikkokilta The Guild of Physics was founded in 1947 and currently has around 500 members consisting mainly from Engineering Physics and Mathematics programme’s students. This year students from Quantum Technologies Bachelor’s programme will join us for the first time. The most common place to bump into our guild members is at the halls of the Undergraduate Centre where also our home base, our guild room, is. In events, you can recognise members of the guild from natural white overalls with a letter Phi shaped logo in the back.

Athene Information networks combines economics, technology and human. The people graduating from the study programme are interdisciplinary multi talents willing to learn more and who can solve complex problems of information society and cooperate in the working life. The studies emphasize group works and problem-oriented learning. The studies are strongly in connection to working life and


students have the chance to complete real-life corporate cases already during their studies. The studies are also flexible and it is possible to design the studies to the direction you want.

Inkubio Inkubio is the guild for bioinformation technology students in Aalto University. You may recognise inkubites from red-brown overalls with self-made cow patches. The atmosphere in our guild is warm and all new members are welcomed. Our important values are ecology, tolerance and community. The guild arranges all kinds of activities for its members in the areas of culture, sports, working life and, also, partying. Last year we arranged a whopping 82 events. A good place to bump into inkubites is in our guild room which is like another home for many of us.

Kemistikilta The history of the Chemistry Guild begins from 1891 making it the oldest guild in Aalto University. The Guild’s symbol is a white neon atom on a blue background. The Chemistry Guild brings together students interested in chemistry, biochemistry and process technology. You may recognize the Guild members from red sleeve with neon atom on our overalls and from the slogan “saa juottaa”. The easiest way to find Chemistry Guild members is to go to the guild room where games of corona, marjapussi and pärkkä are played and Guild magazine Tisle is read.

Koneinsinöörikilta The Guild of Mechanical Engineers, Koneinsinöörikilta or KIK, is a student organization for the mechanical and energy engineering students at Aalto University founded in 1915. KIK organizes a large number of events, offers services, takes care of new students, does advocacy and familiarizes its members with companies in mechanical and energy industry. Any member of AYY can join the guild. KIK is managed by a board and a large number of officials which are chosen at the end of every year, and any member of the guild is welcome to apply. You can recognise the guild members from their piggy pink overalls and mascot tractor Tela-Veera, and from their joyful “Yy, kaa, KO, NE!” shouts.

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Maanmittarikilta The Guild of Surveying Engineers (Maanmittarikilta, MK) is established in 1901 and is known as the most family-like guild. Over the years, the study programmes included in the guild have changed and now the guild is especially for students in the degree programs of Built Environment, Real Estate Economics, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering and Urban Studies and Planning. The guild educates new students about teekkari life, arranges fun activities, takes care of corporate cooperation and supervises members’ rights. You may recognise the guild members from matte black overalls with fuchsia red left sleeve.

Prodeko The guild for Industrial Engineering and Management Prodeko is the students’ bond to the faculty of industrial engineering and management, AYY, alumni and corporate world. The guild provides a guild room where to chat, drink coffee and play, for example, billiards or NHL, and organizes freetime activities, helps with studies and professional progress. Every year, Prodeko freshmen organize the legendary Sikajuhlat and other activities vary from sitsi parties to mushroom trips and from camping nights to excursions with good food and drinks. Everybody interested in the guild’s activities and being part of them are welcome to join the tight community!


tage. Our tutors and the Phuxivator (Freshman captain) are here to help you and to make sure that everybody feels welcome at TF.

Tietokilta Tietokilta ry (TiK) is the guild for computer science and data science students. Tietokilta is one of the biggest guilds with receiving over a hundred computer science freshmen a year and even more exchange and degree students. Main purposes of Tietokilta are to do advocacy both in the university and student union level, do corporate cooperation and organize free time activities for our members varying from cooking evenings to trips abroad. The easiest way to get to know our guild is to visit our guild room at the Computer Science Building.

TOKYO Aalto-yliopiston Taiteiden ja suunnittelun ylioppilaat TOKYO ry is a student organization which brings together students of Aalto University´s School of Arts, Design and Architecture. There are multiple subject organizations within Aalto ARTS, but TOKYO is the umbrella association open to all ARTS students. As a school level association, TOKYO takes active part in student advocacy and organizes events to gather together all the ARTS minded students and the alumni. You can join ARTS even as a Kylteri if you have one finished art course in your study plan!

Teknologföreningen is a swedish-speaking student nation at Aalto University with over 800 members from different branches of Aalto. The official language is Swedish but we have a rising amount of students speaking other mother tongues and therefore TF is a great place to learn Swedish and meet people from all over Aalto. TF has increased cooperation with KY and is part of the Student Centre project together with KY and AYY. By joining TF, you can join our activities, get your own key to our building and use our member facilities such as saunas and cot-


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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 volunteer positions and associations at KY and give instructions for joining them. Turn the page and come along!


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Subcommittees 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 arranges 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 kuj.fi, or by following KUJ on Facebook @KUJry.

KY-Sub, KY’s International Subcommittee, is the youngest and liveliest subcommittee on a mission to integrate exchange and international students to the Finnish student culture. Our all-inclusive events range from crazy theme parties (St. Patrick’s Party, sitsit) to more laid-back hangouts (Welcome & Farewell Evenings, sewing overall badges), but we also have events aimed at specific groups of students, such as the memorable Lapland and St. Petersburg trips for exchange students, and the wild Mursulaiva for all mursus! Whether you are aiming to build an international career and want to improve your personal skills, or simply wish to meet new people and have friends in all places, KY-Sub is the place to be! By joining Sub, you are part of a loving family, which provides you support and connections all over the world, long-lasting and close friendships, along with many internal events. For more info, either ask a Sub member (you can recognize us from the flag ribbon on the side of our overalls), or check out our Facebook page @KYSub & Instagram @ky_sub!

NESU-KY NESU-KY, Nordic Economics Students’ Union at KY, is the largest subcommittee of KY, and its primary function is to unite Nordic Business Students. Therefore, NESU-KY belongs to a larger organization NESU which consists of different Business Schools’ NESU organizations. At KY, NESU-KY is in response of organizing many traditional events, such as Wapputerassi and Vuosijuhlasitsit. NESU-KY mainly organizes sitsi parties. However, NESU-KY also collaborates with multiple companies and organizes excursions and career events. In addition to these events, NESU-KY members get to take part in conferences and cottage trips. New members are welcomed to NESU-KY every autumn. By joining NESU-KY, one gets a chance to build lifelong friendships, and after a year at NESU-KY, one will stay as a member of the community. NESU-KY’s members can be recognized from their colorful shirts and NESU-letters on their overalls, and they are extremely willing to talk about their own experiences of NESU. More information of NESU-KY can be found on Instagram @NESU_KY or on Facebook @NESUKY.


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Task Forces and Committees Task Forces supervise the four strategic key projects of KY. The general goal of the Task Forces is to bring continuity and offer expertise for each initiative. Task Force members are chosen for one year with an option to continue for another year. Task Force meetings are held roughly once a month throughout the year. The chairs of the Task Forces are KY Board members or members with previous experience on the subject matter. New members for the Task Forces will be chosen around New Year. KY has also project committees that work on a specific matter. The Annual Ball Committee is recruited each year in the autumn and TEKNISTĂ„ is a more stable committee with less changes but open to new members.

Digital KY Digital KY Task Force brainstorms different ideas regarding digitalization at KY. These ideas might be everything from a shareable event calendar to digital locks in the upcoming student centre. The execution is overseen by the board member responsible for Digital KY, and the Task Force is there to advise the board member. The Task Force meets few times a year and communicates mainly via social media.

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The Task Force members are students and alumni who are proficient at digital matters. The current members are the board member responsible for Digital KY, Chairman of the KY Board, IT Coordinator and 5 recruited members.

Lean Organization How could we structure our organization the most cost-efficient

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and strategically sound way? The main focus of this Task Force is finding cost savings regarding our biggest expense, personnel costs, while making sure enough funds are allocated to strategic initiatives and KY associations’ subsidies. The goal of the Task Force is to make decisions keeping an eye on the Student Center, discover ways to lower expenses inside KY and its functions, oversee KY’s budget regarding subsidies for KY’s associations, assure continued funding for strategic initiatives and discover cost reductions in personnel costs. The Task Force consists of Chairman of the KY Board, one KY Board member, Executive Director and 2–6 recruited members.

New Premises What will be the home for business students for the next 100 years? Building a new home for our members in Otaniemi is the single biggest task facing KY in the following years. Meanwhile the conversion of the KY Building into student housing is advanced, with the aim that the building stays under KY’s ownership. The goal of this Task Force is to act as the steering group of the New Premises project on behalf of KY, oversee and advance the design and construction of the new premises and make and approve operational decisions regarding the project. The Task Force consists of the Chairman of the KY Board, Vice Chairman of the KY Board, Chairman of the KY Foundation, Executive Director and 1–5 recruited members. Members of the Task Force should have been strongly participating in the project in the past or have experience in the real estate business.

Societal Impact KY wants to position itself as an opinion leader in Finland when it comes to educational policy regarding business studies. Tracking our brand’s performance and partnering with the school, experts and companies like aTalent will make it possible to become a fearless straight-talker, who is seen and heard. By examining the use of communications agencies, we will build strong ties to the business

media. The goal for the Societal Impact Task Force is to manage KY’s external brand and make it better, influence education policy and implement projects of large scale. Task Force has 3–7 members including the Chairman of the KY Board and one member of the KY Board.

Annual Ball Committee KY’s Annual Ball is the single most glamorous event of the year and the highlight of the Annual Ball week held between the end of February and the beginning of March. This traditional event cherishes KY’s centennial history and celebrates our strong community. In 2019 the event was held at Clarion Hotel Helsinki where we celebrated KY’s 108th birthday with a sophisticated dinner, fabulous programme and a ball. The Annual Ball is organized by the Annual Ball Committee chosen during the autumn, usually around October. The committee is open for everyone regardless of your academic year or KY background. Usually the committee consists of 7–9 members who all have different responsibilities, including one chairman. The duties are for example decorations, corporate relations and communications. Even though the Annual Ball is our most traditional celebration, each committee can make it look like their own!

TEKNISTÄ TEKNISTÄ is KY’s technical background engine. Nothing works without technology nowadays, and this is why TEKNISTÄ exists. The project team is responsible for keeping KY’s hardware and software environments in check, be it an audiovisual installation, website, network environment, building automation or basically anything that needs to be fiddled with. Whenever you use the internet at KY premises, see moving pictures, hear sound or use your digital Mursu passport, TEKNISTÄ is behind them. TEKNISTÄ does things with a can-do attitude, good team spirit, and a healthy dose of low quality humor. We are recruiting in the autumn, stay tuned! See more at teknistä.fi

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Clubs – Sports A!dventures A!dventures brings adventure sports closer to students. We do everything outdoors, from multisport to ice climbing and beyond. Some highlights of our events are try-outs for adventurous sports like 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 events such as Aalto City Challenge and climbing and hiking trips. You are also welcomed to join our AfterWork events, evenings with activities such as supping, bouldering and swimming. And sauna, of course! 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 us on Facebook (@AaltoAdventures) and on Instagram (@aaltoadventures) to keep in touch and to hear about upcoming events! Also, check our website adventures.ayy.fi and Youtube channel A!dventures for videos from the past events.

EnerKY EnerKY is a club of sports tutors at KY. Tutors’ role is to organize low threshold sports events and tryouts for KY members. These low-effort and low-cost events are held to inspire business students to try new ways of exercising and having fun in a great company: past events have included e.g. twerking, bouldering and beach volley! This club isn’t only for top-level athletes but for anyone who wants to enjoy the spirit of this energetic and inventive group or cre-


ate their fellow students opportunities to move. Are you ready to feel the enerKY? Follow us on Facebook @enerkysportstutors.

FBC-KY FBC-KY, also known as ”The Snakes”, is Aalto University’s floorball club for business students. During its history, the club has had a lot of success: the Finnish university championship in 2014, 2015 and 2019, and bronze in 2017 and 2018, being the highest achievements so far. 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 autumn! In case you can’t make it, just send FBC-KY an email at fbckysalibandy@gmail.com or message the club on Facebook. More information about the club can be found on Facebook, so go like @floorballclubky!

FC Kissat FC Kissat is a football club for female students in Aalto University. Our goal is to have a good exercise and most importantly fun time playing, and we are open to players of all levels. We have members from mursus and phuksis to recently graduated, all differing in our

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football experience but share the passion for this sport. FC Kissat welcomes all Aalto University female students to come and join the fun! All exchange students are also warmly welcomed, even for short exchange periods. We have practices once a week, in winter we play futsal in Otahalli and during summer football outdoors in Espoo. We also participate in Helsinki hobby league throughout the year as well as in tournaments like legendary Kalajoki Beachfutis. Come alone or with a friend to play with us! For more information, send us email at fckissat@gmail.com and like us on Facebook @fckissat and join our group FC Kissat. See you on the field ;)

Helsingin Yliopiston Taekwon-Do club Do you want to learn self-defense skills and improve your balance, flexibility and reaction? Taekwon-do is one of the most versatile martial arts where you can develop skills in different areas such as patterns, self-defense, kicks and punches, power-breaking and sparring. Taekwon-do develops the agility of the body and brings into life a lot of positive energy. Helsingin Yliopiston Taekwon-Do club is an organization with 18 years of history and is still run by its founder, Michael Holler (VI Dan). All the instructors in the club are owners of black belts. The club organizes a beginner course for students of University of Helsinki and Aalto University twice a year, in the spring and in the autumn. For more information, check out our webpage www. hytaekwondo.com, Facebook page @HYTaekwondo or contact Inka Khanji via e-mail: inka.khanji@hytaekwondo.com or phone: +358 456311292. See you in the trainings!

Hernesaaren Näädät Hernesaaren Näädät is the most successful collegiate ice hockey

organization in Finland. Being one of the school’s most traditional sports clubs, Näädät promises you lifelong friends, spectacular hockey-events, and the best company in Aalto BIZ! For more than two decades, the home of Näädät has been the magnificently modern, multi-purpose ice-complex of Jääherne in central Helsinki. The organization’s major-league team competes in division 3 of the Finnish Ice-Hockey Association, and represents the school in various events and tournaments all over the world. In 2019, Näädät placed third in the International Collegiate Ice Hockey Championship in Beijing, and beat Hanken 11-1 in front of hundreds of screaming fans in the most traditional hockey rivalry in Finland, Academic Classic. Whatever your hockey-background, we encourage all hockey-enthusiasts to participate in our events! For more info, visit @naadathockey on Facebook and Instagram, or email office@naadat.hockey. Let’s go Näädät.biz!

KY-Kannus KY-Kannus keeps up the riding traditions of Aalto University Business Students. Kannus gives an opportunity for students to continue their hobby at the university and encourages new horse-enthusiasts to try out riding. The club organizes a wide range of horse riding events throughout the year for experienced riders as well as for beginners. Kannus offers regular riding lessons for both dressage and show jumping, trail riding trips, Western riding lessons et cetera. 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 fb.com/kykannus or send an email to ky-kannus@ky.fi.

KY-Kori KY-Kori was founded 1977 and is the business students’ traditional basketball team. Currently the team competes in the men’s southern third division, adding up to roughly twenty games per season. In order to do well, the team practices regularly 1–2 times per week


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during the season, usually on Mondays and Thursdays at Töölön Kisahalli. During summer time, the team practices once a week at Meilahti sports park. As counterbalance, the club occasionally organizes relaxed events off the court as well. Some of our team members are alumni of KY so you have great chance to discuss about studies and their work careers. KY-Kori welcomes potential players to try-out their skills at practice events, and exchange students are also warmly welcomed to get a taste of Finnish basketball culture. Please contact Janne Villanen (janne.villanen@aalto.fi) for more details. You can find us on Facebook facebook.com/kyykori.

KY-Sail KY-Sail is a sailing club of Aalto University School of Business. Our mission is to spread the sailing culture in its all forms by organizing various sailing related activities among Aalto students, and we have gained quite a legendary reputation during the years. We are most known of our annual sailing trip to the Mediterranean which is a two-week shebang with about 80 students. In addition, we host the world’s biggest and most memorable crayfish party of the year. To end the academic year with style, we organize a Summer Cruise, a big galeas (boat) party outside Helsinki. We also offer opportunities to learn the basics of the sport during our sailing days. Our events are open to all students, no matter what your sailing experience is. We are the place for learning! To find more about us, check our Instagram @kysail, Facebook page and our website www.kysail.fi.

KY-Ski KY-Ski, the legendary (after)skiing club of KY, organizes the biggest parties, craziest trips and coolest events in the university. These include f.ex a surfing trip, a skiing trip to the Alps and of course the Mursus absolute go-to event of the year – Kaamos. Woah… Our events are also very popular among other university students, so they are a great place to get to know new people. We will be actively attending the orientation weeks, so come find us and take a sip of the legendary minttukaakao. If you would like to join our board, attend our info evening party where we will choose approximately 6 new members. KY-Ski events are something you can only understand by participating, so you know where to head next! We hope to see you all at our very first event of the season WAKE-Day 31.8. which is for you Mursus!! Excited? You can find information about our upcoming events and some other great stuff from our Facebook page KY-Ski and from Instagram @kyski1975.

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.


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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 autumn and like KY-Slice on Facebook and follow KYSlice on Instagram @kyslice1984. Welcome aboard!

our Instagram @otakoppi_official, our website www.otakoppi.fi, or shoot us an email at otakoppi-hallitus@list.ayy.fi!

KYppendales KYppendales is KY’s own performing dance group. Our members have different kinds of dance backgrounds from contemporary and show dance to cheerleading and street styles. We train twice a week and practice dance technique and choreographies for our shows. We perform regularly at different kinds of student events and parties, such as annual balls and pub crawls such as III­-kierros and Hukkaputki, but we 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 regularly – and anyone is welcome to join them! We recruit more performers periodically, too. So make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

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 sports 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. Our flagship event is the infamous KYssi OPEN, 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. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just looking to have fun, you’re welcome to participate. The social parts of our events are ideal for relaxing after the games over a few cold ones. Want to join KYssi? Come to our INFO night to hear more about us and apply for our board! To stay informed, visit our Facebook page @KYssi4Lyfe and follow us on Instagram @kyssiofficial! See you at our events!

Otakoppi OtaKoppi is Aalto University’s Finnish Baseball Club. OtaKoppi offers its members various opportunities to play pesäpallo, the national sport of Finland. Kesäpesis offers people a chance to play Finnish baseball in a relaxed environment regardless of their skillset or their prior knowledge of the sport. If you are interested in playing more, you can participate in OtaKoppi’s teams playing in various divisions. For more information check our Facebook page @OtaKoppi,


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Clubs – Music 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 autumn. If you love music and performing, make sure you don’t miss out on this chance to be a part of this amazing group. Check out our website akystic.com for more info and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @akysticmusic!

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 kyl.fi and follow @kylchoir on Facebook.

KYN Female choir KYN, established in 1981, is a bright and versatile female voice choir. Members are either students or young women working in different fields. KYN has always made music with ambition, passion and a creative angle. 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 Grand Prix of Nations Berlin, KYN won the Grand Prix in category Mixed, Female and Male Choirs and received a gold medal and a special prize for outstanding stage performance in Folklore category. KYN was ranked number 6 in INTERKULTUR’s list of female choirs. At the moment, KYN is aiming for the 11th World Choir Games held in Belgium in July 2020. The goal is, of course, to win world championship. Follow our journey towards the competition on kyn.fi, Facebook @KYNchoir and Instagram @kynchoir. Also come to see us in our concerts in October and December.

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Clubs – Beverages Aalto Cocktail Aalto Cocktail was founded in 2011 with a simple mission: to bring a classy alternative to the regular student parties. At our events, the beverages are always top notch and there will be zero warm beers served. Aalto Cocktail has over 1200 members and is one of the most popular recreational clubs at KY. We arrange many different events from cocktail parties and tastings to our very popular cocktail workshops where you can come and learn the art of mixology with our guidance! If you are interested in organizing events with us, you can join one of our committees as an active member! Joining as an active member doesn’t tie you up in unnecessary stuff and you get to enjoy many benefits that we provide our active cocktail enthusiasts! Check our website aaltococktail.com where you can find all of our events, cocktail-library, member application and everything else you need to know! Also check out our Facebook page @aaltococktail, where we update information about our events.

terested in wine are warmly welcome! You can find Baccus on Facebook and Instagram @viinikerhobaccus. Also check our website viinikerhobaccus.com.

KYllä Oluelle Come enjoy good beer and good company with KYllä Oluelle - Aalto University School of Business’ official beer organization. We organize events ranging from the likes of intimate beer tastings with brew masters from some of Finland’s most exciting craft breweries to the Autumn’s greatest pre-afterparty, Barventures. We also coordinate the university’s official Vappu beer, recent hall of famers including the likes of the ever-popular May Day Bellini and KYlderado! Don’t get us wrong – we LOVE our beer, but we also like to have a good time no matter IBUs and batch-size. 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 Facebok and Instagram @Oluelle. Cheers!



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

Viskikerho WhisKY aims to provide you a hassle-free gateway to the world of whisky by doing monthly tastings of varying themes. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a complete newbie, we’ll get you acquainted with some intriguing whiskies and special tastings. We are also one of the first KY clubs to have a space in Otaniemi! Together with Aalto Cocktail, we have worked hard and created an atmospheric event space, perfect for our tastings. Our core offer is simple: Good whisky in good company! Find us and our events on Facebook and Instagram @viskikerhowhisky.


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Clubs – Other Aaltoes Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (Aaltoes) is the most prominent and most active student-run entrepreneurship society in Europe. Our mission today is being the world’s best community and growth platform, especially for personal development and reaching entrepreneurial-minded people. Aaltoes was founded in 2009 by Aalto University students. During the years, Aaltoes has been the driving force in the Finnish startup scene. It has changed the attitude towards entrepreneurship, developed Slush to the scale it is nowadays, implemented world-class concepts and Europe’s most significant events. As a member of Aaltoes, you will challenge yourself personally and at the team level. You will surround yourself with future doers, network with national and international talents, visit Silicon Valley and China startup hubs – without forgetting high-quality career development. There is always space for new ambitious people – follow @Aaltoes in Telegram, IG and FB, visit aaltoes.com and join us today!

Aalto Debating Society When ideas clash, that sets up a debate. And debates are what Aalto Debating Society is all about. Our mission is to delve into contentious issues in a positive way. Aalto Debating Society promotes the skills of persuasive argumentation and public speaking. To foster these skills, we organize weekly training events that consist of a workshop followed by a debate. After you feel confident enough, you can push your debating experience to a new realm by participating in tournaments across


Europe. In addition to just debating, we are a vibrant community that promises interesting conversation. As one of our debaters infamously phrased it: “You come for debating but stay for the people.” Aalto Debating Society welcomes all argumentation-bound debaters to speak their mind and stand their ground. Drop by any of our weekly trainings – no prior experience necessary. More information about the society can be found on our Facebook page @AaltoDebatingSociety or aaltodebatingsociety@gmail.com.

Aalto Investment Club Aalto Investment Club is a student association that organizes investing related events for its members. The association was created by a handful of business students at Aalto University, who wanted to create a community that would have insightful discussions about investments, saving methods and global trends. Participation does not require prior knowledge of investing, as we aim to simplify complex investment terminology into something anyone would understand. Our events feature some of Finland’s most recognizable investors who want to help you start your investment journey. For anyone interested in having a delicious breakfast while learning more about investing, visit our pages at aaltoinvestmentclub.com and follow us on Instagram @aaltoinvestment.

AIESEC AIESEC Helsinki ry is a part of the biggest youth organization in the world – AIESEC. Our mission is to provide all young people with leadership development opportunities by cross-cultural experience, such as volunteering and internships abroad. All our projects

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are connected the Sustainable Development Goals. You have two options on how to be a part of AIESEC network! Either you can become an AIESECer – help other people to go abroad and develop your leadership skills at the same time; or you can participate in one of the thousands of volunteering projects abroad. Or you can do both! Please visit our website www.aiesec.fi for more information. If you’re interested to join or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact lukas.kotrbaty@aiesec.net.

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 kick-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, not even the sky is a limit. We take new members under our wings all year around and everyone interested is welcome to join. Aim high!

KY-Speksi KY-Speksi is an interactive musical comedy created mainly by Aalto business students but, of course, students from other disciplines are also welcome to hop on board. Our ambitious, yet playful and tender-dynamic production brings together music, dance and outof-this-world performances – not forgetting a mind-blowing storyline. If you see something funny on the stage (for example, a huge pizza mascot) and wish to see it replayed, simply shout ”Omstart” or even add some definition. For example, ”Omstart, dancing pizza guy!” makes your Margherita turn into Macarena. KY-Speksi gives you an outstanding opportunity to show your talent either on the stage or behind the curtains in our various production teams. The application period for our next production starts early in the autumn and our premiere is in February. Please note, that

the actual play is in Finnish. Stay tuned and follow @kyspeksi on Facebook and Instagram or contact us speksi@ky.fi.

Luova Aalto Luova Aalto is a Creative Community. We organise events, workshops and excursions - anything that shares the knowledge of creativity and contributes to the learning within that area. Did you know that according to the World Economic Forum report “The Future of Jobs” (2016), creativity is one of the top three skills workers will need in 2020? Creativity is needed as new technologies and new ways of working arise in a faster pace. In addition to being crucial skill in working life, creativity can form our daily lives better and make the daily life more fun. In autumn, we will organize our biggest event Kuohu, a creative hackathon where teams will solve real life company cases. Follow us on Instagram @luovaaalto and get the latest updates about our upcoming events!

ShakKY ShakKY Chess Club provides its members a possibility to play chess and network among students and corporate guests. The events are laidback opportunities to learn chess, take your games to the next level, meet new people throughout networking and create new valuable contacts as well as just follow the games from the side. Locations will vary from cafés, wine bars, rooftops, terraces, boats and much more! In addition to the weekly games and occasional local tournaments, we organise special events with changing content, such as motivational speakers and tournament trips abroad. Welcome to join and have fun! Check out our social media channels on Instagram @shakky_chessclub and on Facebook ShakKY Chess Club. To be able to join our events, you need to become a member of ShakKY Chess Club. Most of the events are free of charge, but special events might cost depending on the content.


Sustainable Business Club Sustainable Business Club is an association that promotes sustainable lifestyles and businesses, as well as increases awareness of diverse sustainability issues. We organize company excursions, movie nights, panel discussions, and other events with the aim of helping the participants to connect both with interesting organizations and with like-minded people. Our current board consists of Creative Sustainability students from Design and Business tracks of the Master’s program. We encourage multidisciplinarity, and welcome all students of Aalto University to join our events. Find out more about us and register as a member through our Facebook page @AaltoSBC or our website aaltosbc.strikingly.com. In case you have any questions, event ideas, or just want to have a chat, feel free to send us a message either on Facebook or aaltosbc@gmail.com.

Women of Aalto Women of Aalto is a network of students which unites the future talents of tech, business and art from Aalto University. We are here to offer a chance for you to get support and encouragement from like-minded people and to grow both as a person and as a professional. We promote equality in everything we do and want to help our members surpass their limits. To achieve our vision, we organise inspiring professional events as well as casual mingling. We welcome you to participate in our activities to get to know us – they are open for everyone irrespective of gender or background. Being a part of this inspiring network, you’ll learn a lot about event management, ways to promote equality, interesting career paths and yourself. You can contact us at board.womenofaalto@list.ayy.fi or via our social media channels (Facebook: Women of Aalto, Instagram @womenofaalto). Read more about us and upcoming events on womenofaalto.com and join the team!


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KY Seniorikilta The purpose of KY Seniorikilta is to act as a bond between Kylteris who have graduated from Aalto University School of Business (or its predecessors) and who get all warm-and-fuzzy inside when the letters K and Y are combined. Seniorikilta also promotes unity between the current and former KY members. For someone who is just on the brink of starting their studies at university, graduation and what looms beyond it may seem light years away. We are here to tell you, however, that for KY-minded people the music never stops. The answer to the question “What’s the best thing about KY?” is usually is a combination of people, community and shared experiences. KY Seniorikilta acts as a platform for the alumni to meet each other as well as current students, hear about current happenings at KY and in the Aalto community and participate in selected KY events. We also organize our own events, such as a singing night, after works, our own annual ball – and the already traditional “Vanhojen Vapputolppa”. KY Seniorikilta has its own board, consisting of chairman and members, who meet up regularly. To join KY Seniorikilta, you have to join KY – Aalto University Business Students as a senior member. If you are a KY member during you studies, just note that your student membership will end when you graduate. To become a senior member, you can fill out the KY member sign up form. If you have any questions regarding Seniorikilta, you can contact us via email (seniorikilta@gmail.com) or on our Facebook page (KY Seniorikilta).

The most important thing for you to remember for now is that we will be there for you when you eventually graduate. And if you see KY Seniorikilta members at events, come and say hi: we would love to meet you and we also might have a tale or two to share… We also want to take this opportunity to wish you the best of times during your studies!

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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. This year we have nine subject clubs at KY. 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 1) maintain faculty relations between students and the Department of Economics, 2) provide career opportunities from our partners and 3) organize social events that bring our members together. Throughout the year, we organize several events varying from our casual monthly Beeronomics-evenings 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, the best way to contact us is through our Facebook page @aaltoeconomics. You can also visit our website at aaltoeconomics.fi.

Aalto ISM Aalto ISM is the subject club for Bachelor’s and Master’s students Photo: Paavo Kekkonen


studying Information and Service Management at Aalto University. Our mission is to organize interesting and inspiring events, study trips and excursions. Aalto ISM’s events bring students closer to top technology and consulting companies as well as to like-minded students. To find out more, check out our website aaltoism.fi and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook @aaltoismry and on Instagram @aaltoism!

Aalto Marketing Society Aalto Marketing Society (AMS) is the association of marketing students at Aalto University School of Business. We represent all students who study marketing as their major both on Bachelor’s and Master’s level 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

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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 aaltomarketing.fi and follow us on Facebook @aaltomarketing.

laborations – just drop us a line at hello@idbmklubi.com! You can also find us on Facebook with @idbmklubi, and more info of the Master’s program from idbm.aalto.fi


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 autumn semester; come check out JuryJurrit, a casual start of semester in September and the combined Pre-Christmas Party and Board Election (Annual Meeting). 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: jury@ky.fi. See you soon! Follow us also on Instagram and LinkedIn @jurybiz.

CEMS Club Helsinki is the subject club for CEMS Master’s in international management (MIM) program. CEMS is an international one-year program including an exchange at another CEMS university, international internship, a business project with a company and inspiring environment with people from all around the world. CEMS MIM can be combined with any other business major. CEMS Club Helsinki organizes events and gatherings with the aim of bringing people together, creating new ideas and life-long friendships as well as offering opportunities for professional development. The events vary from company visits to CSR events and social events such as trips to meet other CEMSies. Follow our cemsational Instagram @cemsclubhelsinki!

IDBM Klubi IDBM Klubi is more than a subject club – we’re a student-driven community of business, design and technology professionals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Our network consists of more than 500 students, graduates and friends of the International Design Business Management (IDBM) Master’s program of Aalto University, living and working all over the world. We are thinkers and doers united by an innovation-driven mindset and passion for meaningful impact. The events we organize include monthly afterworks, annual Christmas party, and other events, such as one of the key events: IDBM Impact. This gala showcases the results of IDBM Industry Project (15 ECTS), where teams of IDBM students have been working with real-life case of a company for half a year. We’re always looking for fresh event ideas and industry col-


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, we actively promote accounting students’ interests towards the faculty. Secondly, we work in close co-operation with the corporate world, offerings students connections to interesting employers. Thirdly, we bring accounting students together by organizing relaxed events that enable networking with future professionals. The activities include, for example, corporate excursions, career nights, and a yearly study trip. All of these are done by the board selected in the annual meeting in December. Want to hear more of us and what we do? Check our Facebook Photo: Markus Havia


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page and Instagram @kyaccounting, see our website kyaccounting.fi or sign up to our mailing list to get notified of job offers for accounting students by sending an email to accounting@ky.fi.

KY Finance KY Finance is a subject club 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 four key stakeholders: the students, our partner firms, the faculty and the alumni. 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 kyfinance.fi/contact/subscribe, and check out our website at kyfinance.fi.

MIB Aalto Management and International Business, in short MIB, is the subject club of all management students and all Aalto University students interested in management. MIB covers topics ranging from strategy and international business to human resource management, communication, and sustainability. The purpose of the subject club is to promote the interests of our student members, advance the cooperation between the students and the Department of Management Studies and support the professional development of the students who are interested in the subject of Management and International Business. MIB organizes various activities for its members, aiming to connect them with the Department of Management Studies faculty, potential employers, and like-minded students. The activities include company visits, training sessions, and social gatherings. To find out more, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @aaltomib and check out our website www.aaltomib.org.


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Kylteri magazine 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 this 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. Over the past year, Kylteri has covered various topics from crowdfunding to reforms at the School of Business, and presented interesting people, such as ex-MP and the founder of Compensate Foundation Antero Vartia, and a consultant who moved into run a rap label. All articles can also be read online at kylteri.fi. In addition, Kylteri arranges occasionally events and workshops for all interested students at the Aalto University.

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 welcome to join the team: fluency in written Finnish is mandatory but no previous experience in magazine writing is required. 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@ky.fi

Kylteri editorial team Are you into writing, photographing or illustrating? Just interested in the world and its phenomena? Or do you want to experience firsthand 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 is coming out 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


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The 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 2019, the Representative Council has been e.g. planning our future premises, updating regulations and statutes of KY and recruiting one of the most important members of the KY Office, the Executive Director. 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 this autumn simultaneously with the election of the Representative Council for our student union, AYY. The current Representative Council was elected

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two years ago, and it consists of 21 members and 42 deputy members from all three campuses (Otaniemi, Töölö and Mikkeli). This current two-year term is also historic in a sense that for the first time the Council primarily works 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!

This seems interesting! How can I jump abroad? 1. Come and attend a Representative Coucil meeting - all KY members are welcome! 2. Keep an eye out for upcoming meetings and previous decisions on ky.fi 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 this autumn.

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KY is coming! It is election time again this autumn! And we need you to run as a candidate or to vote, to ensure that KY will be heard in the deciding student parties of Aalto University. Every vote and candidate counts for the KY spirit. Representative Council Elections are held every two years for both, KY and AYY. The elections are separate but organized at the same time. Both elections are truly important for us and every KY member can run as a candidate and/or vote in both of them. Kylterirengas, which is our group in AYY’s Representative Council, needs all the seats possible in the future. During the next years, AYY’s Representative Council will make decisions for example regarding the Student Centre and our opinions need to be heard. These decisions will have an impact on KY for many years to come, and this is the only way for us to influence. More votes equals more seats and more seats equals more influence. You can find more info about elections in KY’s official website and about the KY’s Representative Council on the previous page. Remember to run as a candidate or, at least, VOTE! The future of KY is made now!

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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. The time it takes to finish your degree doesn’t depend only on your studying methods and planning, but also on your situation in life. The normative target time for finishing both your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees is five years altogether, but changing life situations may swing it either way. Working, taking off on an international exchange or starting a family, for instance, may slow down your studies – on the other hand, clear scheduling and goal-oriented attitude could speed up your graduation.

Studying at the School of Business You study at Aalto BIZ (Aalto University School of Business), which is a part of Aalto University. Aalto University was formed in 2010 when three self-governing universities – Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – merged into one. Today, the university consists of six relatively autonomous schools. You’re free to attend courses, or even complete your minor studies, at any of the schools of the university. To make it easier, there are several multidisciplinary programmes available. In addition, Aalto University is continuously striving to improve collaboration between the schools. It is also possible to include an internship in both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, for 6 ECTS each. This is a great way to get to know working life! Studying methods used and required during your studies vary between courses and teachers. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the teachers won’t give you ready-made answers, but rather the tools to solve problems. University studies aim at teaching you how to think and how to use the skills you’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.

Questions? Answers! At the beginning of your studies, your tutor will explain everything you need to know about your future studies and student life. Re-


member that you can also always ask your professor if you have any questions in mind. The professors can be contacted via email or face-to-face during their weekly reception hours – just remember to check the times beforehand! More often than not, the professors are quick to answer your questions. Alongside the official study guide and course-specific webpages, empirical information and your fellow students’ takes on courses can be found on the student-operated Fringe Study Guide. The guide is available at ky.fi/voo, 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 ky.fi, where you can find other important information as well. Check ky.fi/studies for more!

Go to  into.aalto.fi when in need of basic information about your studies. Here you will find also the electronic study guide.  oodi.aalto.fi when searching course-specific information. This is also used for enrolling on courses and exams, as well as creating your personal study plan, HOPS.  mycourses.aalto.fi to find all the course material.  Learning Services office if you want to talk more profoundly about your studies. You can also contact Learning Services by email, studies-biz@aalto.fi.  ky.fi/voo when searching 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, Management, Marketing and Business 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.

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!

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.

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






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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.


Student financial aid

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: 1. Study grant 2. Housing supplement (students in rental housing) 3. Student loan

Applying for AYY’s housing 1. Get to know the housing section on AYY’s website: ayy.fi/asuminen 2. Carefully read through the application info: ayy.fi/asuminen/asunnonhakijat/hakuinfo 3. Apply for AYY’s housing through Domo system: domo.ayy.fi English sites are also available, just click the flag icon on the upper left corner.

Questions concerning housing are addressed to AYY’s Housing Office: Contact form: ayy.fi/asuminen/kysy Phone number: 050 520 9410 Address: Otakaari 11, 02150 Espoo

Other housing options in the metropolitan area • Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region, HOAS, is the largest student housing provider in the metropolitan area: hoas.fi • Student nations of the University of Helsinki: osakunta.fi/fi/osakunnat/


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 2019 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 kela.fi/opintotuki. 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 into.aalto.fi (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 kela.fi/opintotuki-omat-tulot. 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 kela.fi/sairauspaivaraha_opiskelijalle.


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 yths.fi.

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 nyyti.fi and into.aalto.fi (Student life  Support for studying  University chaplains ). With study-related challenges, you can turn to student affairs services at your school or Aalto’s study psychologists, opintopsykologi@aalto.fi.

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 Annika Mällinen (hairinta-nainen@ayy.fi) and Lauri Jurvanen (hairinta-mies@ayy.fi) 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@aalto.fi), KY Board member Ville Koikkalainen (ville.koikkalainen@ky.fi) 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, gym and various courses. Further information at unisport.fi. Aalto BIZ sports tutors, better known as KY’s club EnerKY, gladly help you to explore sports services. With EnerKY, it is easy to try out new sports and UniSport’s group exercise classes or extensive gyms. EnerKY makes sure that everyone can find meaningful ways to exercise and maintain an active lifestyle in a new situation in life. Ask your own tutor for more information about sports tutoring at Aalto BIZ!

Transportation Metropolitan area A 45% discount is granted to students 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 areat. Further information on fares, the purchase of the travel card and the discount ticket application can be found at hsl.fi/liput-ja-hinnat. More specific routes and schedules are available on the timetables of transport companies or on the Journey Planner at reittiopas.fi, 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 vr.fi. The student discounts of Matkahuolto can be found at matkahuolto.fi. 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 ky.fi. You can also reach the legal advisor via email at matti.marttunen@ky.fi.


Student card As a student you get to enjoy various discounts and benefits – but in order to be eligible, you need to proof your student status by showing a valid student card. After having paid the membership fee of your student union, you may download the Frank App on 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 frank.fi/en/studentcard/. Once your student card is ready, Frank will deliver it to you at home. During the first weeks of autumn, 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 and the KY Sticker. Ask your tutor about the temporary pick-up points or visit AYY’s office during the service hours. You can get the KY Sticker from KY Office or from temporary sticker pick-up points during orientation.


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

International exchange Every autumn 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 1500â‚Ź 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 24 to learn more about KY-Sub.

Representative Council The highest decisive power in KY is held by the Representative Council. Also international students have the opportunity to run in the elections. The working language of the Representative Council was changed into English two years ago, and the first RepCo operating in English has had an international member. If you want to participate in the most important decision making in KY and improve your language skills, make sure to run at the elections this autumn!

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.



Different locations – one KY This year has been historical, since from this spring onwards the business students at Aalto University are at two campuses: Otaniemi and Mikkeli. However, KY has facilities also in Töölö.


KY service hours at Espilä Monday – Thursday 13:00–17:00

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. Master’s students’ home is the new School of Business at Ekonominaukio 1. 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 Undergraduate Center. KY’s Office, Espilä, and event space Saha are both just a few minutes away from the Undergraduate Centre and right next to the new School of Business.

Espilä Espilä is located at Konemiehentie 4, right opposite of KY’s event space Saha. 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 (it’s free for all KY members!) and say hi to KY Board and employees! When in need of KY-related assistance, turn to the KY member service. They will assist you in, for example, buying KY products, getting a KY sticker on your student card or going through the lost & found after a slightly longer and blurrier night. Member service can be reached during service hours by calling 040 353 8283, or by emailing at palvelu@ky.fi. 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. KY Corner is also known for Sports


KY service hours at KY Building Friday 15:00–17:00

and Wellbeing Committee’s casual events such as the popular Cake Buffet organized twice a year and weekly Coffee Wednesdays when there is free coffee available.

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

KY Building Welcome to KY’s heart in Töölö, KY Building! KY Building is located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu, standing just beside 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 KY’s member service on Fridays from 15–17.

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). Probba ry, the student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus, has their own premises at the 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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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!



aTalent Recruiting – KY’s own recruiting company aTalent Recruiting is a student-founded recruiting company owned by Prodeko’s alumni association, Prodeko and KY. We offer career opportunities for students and recent graduates in their own field of study, and operate strongly in the fields of business, technology and IT to give the best possible service to our applicants. That’s right, we are here for you Mursu! Here at aTalent, we work hard for the professional development of young talents. That is why we organize workshops and other training sessions in order to offer effective tools for job hunting. Close cooperation with different student organizations is also one of our main priorities.

Only relevant job opportunities At aTalent, you’ll find only relevant job opportunities for academic students and graduates. We offer 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. We offer part-time and full-


time positions, summer jobs, traineeships and shorter projects. But wait, there is more! In addition to job offerings, we provide comprehensive feedback and support in any career related matter. Last year a whopping number of 579 young champions landed their dream 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 not currently 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 Facebookpage, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts as well as KY Career & Monday Mail! Read more and join our register at www.atalent.fi

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BUILD THE FUTURE WITH US Dear mursu, congratulations on making an excellent decision! I read this same KY Guide back in 2011 and wondered what was ahead of me when I was about to start my studies in Aalto. Turned out to be pretty amazing times.

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As an Aalto School of Business and KY alumna, I’d like to share small tips that I hope someone would have told me back then: Nobody knows what they want to do when they grow up. And that is what makes the upcoming years so great: the possibility to explore different courses and directions. Interdisciplinary Aalto projects and studies abroad are my personal recommendations! Get involved with student organization activities. The skills and experiences I gained at KY are invaluable. Not to forget the friendships for lifetime. When it comes to the career options: stay open minded and explore potential paths. Attend company visits and reflect what is important for you. For me, talking with people that work in different organizations has been the most eye-opening experience. If it was not the courses that I took, the people I met and the parties I attended, I would not be where I am right now, helping Finnish and Nordic companies to become high performance businesses. Enjoy the amazing times ahead of you! Hope to see you in our events soon!

Best regards, Stella Kallionpää M.Sc., Aalto University School of Business Management Consultant



Helsingin Ekonomit Dear Business Student, Congratulations for being accepted to the Aalto University School of Business! Helsingin Ekonomit, originally founded in 1935 by former KY members, offers you many opportunities to succeed. We add value to your student time by providing you a wide networking platform with our members and current, high-end events and courses. Our members are all business graduates mainly from all over Finland. There are about 16 500 of us in Helsinki region. Come along – we want to be part of your student journey starting from day 1. We want you to succeed and to get what you want during and after your studies. The better you are, the better all the business students and graduates are! 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 welcome to attend any of the 150 events we organize per year. Events are related mainly to professional skills, company visits and wellbeing. Helsingin Ekonomit has 17 clubs and 180 trustees. Each of the clubs focuses on a certain field of business f.ex. finance, leadership, marketing, digitalization, public governance, and so on. The clubs collaborate with KY’s subject clubs. You may find a mentor or meet your dream employer by taking part. Come along!


Scholarships 2019 Helsingin Ekonomit grants scholarships every year for business students. Stay tuned! Visit our website: helsinginekonomit.fi

Ekonomi Summit 4.10. Ekonomi Summit is the event of the year. It gathers together 1000 business students and graduates from all over the country. Get you ticket at ekonomisummit.fi and get inspired!


Suomen Ekonomit – The Finnish Business School Graduates You create your own future. We at the Finnish Business School Graduates encourage you to find your full potential! Together we, 50 000 individuals, form a community of invaluable encounters. Congratulations and welcome to Aalto! We want to support you right from the beginning of your studies and throughout your whole career and working life. The Finnish Business School Graduates was originally founded in 1935 by a group of former KY members, who wanted to spend free time together and support each other in working life. Nowadays, we are a central organization for graduates and students in Economics and Business Administration. We consist of over 50 000 members and 13 student societies across the whole country. We warmly welcome you to join our community. When you sign up as a KY member, you automatically and free of charge become a student member. Our mission is to create a better working life for our members and prepare and guide you in taking the steps towards a career of your dreams. As a member you are entitled to several of our services free or charge, for example: • Our legal counselors advise you every weekday between 9–12, tel. +35820693205. You can also make an appointment in our booking calendar. You get legal advice to working contracts or to many other work life related legal issues. • Business students are also welcome to attend any of the 200 yearly events organized by Helsingin Ekonomit – (regional association of The Finnish Business School Graduates). Read more: helsinginekonomit.fi One of our main tasks is to negotiate labour market conditions on behalf of our members. For example, all Economics and Business Administration graduates get overall increases to their wages due to our negotiations at the labour market. When you experience turning points at working life, we help, find solutions and act as a spokesman for our community and for you. Read more: ekonomit.fi

My name is Heidi Riihimäki and I am your local KYLLI, which means that I work as a student liason for the organization in Aalto and therefore take care of most of the student related matters at Aalto. 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, Instagram or send me an email or give me a call.

Heidi Riihimäki Student Liaison The Finnish Business School Graduates tel. 044-0290496 heidi.riihimaki@ekonomit.fi Facebook: Kylli Kylteri Instagram: kyllikylteri


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Ky Office

KY Office


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 employees. 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!


Ky Office

KY is here for you I remember my first day at Aalto BIZ like it was yesterday – and believe me, it wasn’t. I was super nervous since I didn’t know many people in advance and the ones I did, I had just met a couple of days earlier at Jäänmurtajaiset. I entered the school building hoping I would bump into the less-than-ten people I knew – and luckily saw one talking to a group of people I hadn’t met yet. I gathered all my courage and went to say hi and to introduce myself. After chatting for a while, we went to the first class together and I remember being so relieved I didn’t have to sit alone. The lecturer started to talk, and while other things have gotten blurred in my head, one thing he said I will remember for the rest of my life: ”Look around you. You may not believe it now but next to you could sit your future spouse or best friend.” People laughed nervously (while looking around, of course). Little did I know how right he was. The first moments in a new community might feel a bit overwhelming, exciting and even frightening. Entering student life means also getting to know a bunch of new terms (of which I hope at least KY and AYY are now familiar to you), learning how to navigate in a new environment and participating in a lot of social situations. You might feel that you are just another brick in the wall, but let me tell you: you matter a lot. Our mission at the KY Office is to create a community where everybody feels welcome. This mission cannot be obtained without each and everyone of our member’s input – and this means you too. That is why KY is just as welcoming and tight community as we together make it – a brick wall with or, hopefully, without holes. I ended up where I am thanks to trying out new things, aiming to make a difference and, let’s face it, mere luck. One can always get involved intentionally and pursue things but sometimes it’s up to a coincidence how things turn out. That is why I’d encourage


you to keep your eyes open and embrace the things that you like while trying to better the things that don’t work in your opinion. KY has as many options on how to get involved as there are members in our community. We have three subcommittees, six committees and over 60 clubs to start with. Or, if you are feeling especially courageous, one way of diving into the heart of KY is to run in the Representative Council elections this autumn. Whatever the way, dig into the things your new community has to offer! During my years at KY, I have found friends from my tutor group, from school group works, from the clubs I’ve volunteered in, from events I’ve attended and from KY Office, to mention a few places. Oh, and remember in the beginning of this text when I told how I went to talk to a group of people I knew hardly at all? One of those people ended up being my roommate and one of my closest friends. You can never know how things will turn out so my suggestion is to just be yourself, and you will find like-minded people – and most likely make valuable relationships on the way. KY has given me my spouse, many of my best friends, experiences such as performing in front of thousands of people with said friends, my current job and countless of hours in the KY Building’s basements with laughter and good times. I hope that you too can find your place in our community. Your tutors, I and the whole KY Office are happy to help you on the way, whether it is about juggling options on where to get involved or struggling on how to use Espilä’s coffee maker (the coffee is free for you, btw). We are here for you. See you around! Nina Pitkänen, Executive Director

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Ky Office

KY Board The KY Board wields the highest executive power at KY. They are the face and voice of the members, steering the day-to-day activities according to our strategy, while upholding our culture and traditions. The board consists of nine Aalto BIZ students chosen by the representative council for a one-year term each autumn. Board membership is a full-time position with limited time available for other interests and studies. However, the board gets to be a part of decision-making at the highest level and a part of an unforgettable year in general. The duties of KY Board include running the ongoing 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 makes sure that the voice of the students is heard at both university and national level. Helping 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 Arttu Aine divides his time between general leadership, management tasks and representing KY. He is also involved in projects such as societal impact by leading the corresponding task forces. Our Vice Chairman Elias Hoffrén 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!


KY Board 2019 Arttu Aine, Chairman Elias Hoffrén, Vice Chairman Maria Aalto Heikki Helaniemi Mikko Hiltunen Ville Koikkalainen Antti Perttula Pyry Päivärinta Kia Tuominen

KY Office

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Ky Office

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 KY Board members, Maria Aalto and Heikki Helaniemi, 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 too. KY’s Academic Affairs sector handles also campus affairs which focus on developing the learning spaces of the business students on both campuses (Mikkeli and Otaniemi). This year campus affairs have concentrated on the move as the School of Business relocated entirely to Otaniemi in the beginning of 2019. The completely new School of Business and the Undergraduate Center in Otaniemi have great places to study which are always developed to be even better.


But how can you get involved as a fresh mursu?

Did you think that the fun will end after your graduation in Bachelor’s degree? We didn’t either! The purpose of Masters’ Committee is to organize interesting events which are targeted to Master’s students across different majors. Masters’ Committee will make sure that there will be opportunities for getting to know new people also during Master’s studies. The committee gathers together people from different backgrounds, who e.g. are eager to do more for KY or are interested in volunteering also during their Master’s studies. This includes, of course, many fancy nights full of sparkle. You can come say hi to us already during the orientation week at our event Meet Your Masters – let’s have a night we won’t forget!

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 KY’s 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 in ky.fi/studies. 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!


KY’s Academic Affairs Committee, KOVA, is responsible for supervising student interests, taking part in academic discussion and cooperation with Aalto BIZ. Our goal is to improve studies and to ensure that daily university life runs smoothly. For example, KOVA maintains the studies page (ky.fi/studies) where you can find useful information related to your studies. While you’re there, be sure to check out the Fringe Study Guide, where you’ll be able to leave feedback on courses and see what other students think of various courses. KOVA also organizes events, like Proffa-lauluilta, where students have the opportunity to get to know their professors in a festive setting. Conducting surveys is similarly important to ensure student wellbeing, quality education and to determine who’s worthy of the Teacher of the Year Award!

Masters’ Committee

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Ky Office

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 parttime while studying can’t be shunned away. KY and its partners are here to help you with getting that experience! They say that business students at KY are dragged deep into the working life long before they even reach graduation. In many cases, this happens to be true, and we are here to make sure that this will continue to be the situation also in the future. But then, who are we? I am Mikko Hiltunen and I’m responsible for corporate relations on the board of KY. My partner in crime, Mark MacMoffat, is the Sales Coordinator of KY. Together with CORE we form the corporate relations sector. In addition, many of our organizations and volunteers also have their own partnerships with different companies, and we are here to lend a helping hand when they need it. The corporate relations sector is responsible for work & career functions at KY. This means that we work as a link between companies and students; we bring companies closer to students and students closer to companies. This is a win-win for all parties: companies get to meet and get in touch with their future talents and our future talents (which means you, my friend) get to know the companies and hear about their extraordinary career and work opportunities. In practice, this happens through events, excursions, overviews on social media, job announcements, etc. Additionally, many of our beloved cultural events, such as Wappu, our Annual Ball and Boston Night, couldn’t be organized without cooperating with our partners. But what kind of work opportunities do the companies have and what kind of career is waiting for you just around the corner? Well, that depends totally on you! The education that you get in a business school, and especially our’s, can and will prepare you to be an expert in almost anything. In 2018, the most employing industries for graduated KY members were, however, consulting (26%), IT/Tele (15%), the financial industry (14%) and marketing/media/communications (10%). List of some of the job titles of graduated members: Business Analyst, Analyst Consultant Associate Development Manager Marketing Manager Sales Manager Controller Project Manager Communications Specialist Even though the school gives us excellent resources for our future working lives, working during your studies takes theory to practice already before graduation. In 2018, approximately 80% of our busi-


ness students had been working during their studies before graduation. But you shouldn’t stress at all if you don’t nail a perfect summer job during your first years of studies - your time will eventually come! Remember that your future is bright, and all experience is good for you. You can find KY’s current partners from ky.fi/career.

Sources: Universum Career Test 2018 https://www.aalto.fi/fi/kauppakorkeakoulu/ kauppakorkeakoulusta-valmistuneet-tyoelamassa

CORE At the CORE of business! Corporate Relations Committee, CORE, is the newest committee at KY. It was born as a renewal of the past committee, Sales Academy. The main mission of the committee is to support students’ work & career related endeavors by bringing companies closer to students and making them approachable. This is done by arranging events such as Case Night, Trainee Night, Summer Job Night & Hartwall Game Nights. CORE’s members have a unique chance to develop their negotiation skills and network with talented professionals by being in close contact with KY’s corporate partners. These skills are also practiced when negotiating new discounts (KY Benefits) to our precious members. You can find KY Benefits from page 77 or ky.fi/benefits. A confident touch with a twinkle in the eye - that’s how CORE rolls.

KY Office

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Ky Office

Community Every KY member is a part of our community, and we all partake in building it. KY’s community sector is the biggest and brightest consisting of culture, new students, student wellbeing and clubs. This sector is also responsible of supporting and thanking our volunteers including clubs, project teams, subcommittees and tutors.

Student wellbeing KY Board member Ville Koikkalainen together with the Association Coordinator Jarkko Kosunen ensure that students feel good both mentally and physically amid all the academic responsibilities and cultural activities. The Sports and Wellbeing Committee LiHy and many of our sports clubs regularly organize events to take care of your body and mind, ranging from university-wide Aalto City Challenge and Feel Good Weeks held twice per year to trying out different sports with one of the many clubs. The 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!

Culture The culture at KY is something you cannot compare to anything else. While all of KY’s associations partake into the bigger picture, the cultural sector treasures our most beloved traditions by overseeing events from the Annual Ball and Wappu to Kuntis parties and lauluilta dinners. The sector is run by KY Board member responsible for culture Kia Tuominen and the Culture Producer Arttu Lääkkölä. A significant amount of time is allocated to supporting our volunteers, especially our three subcommittees, KUJ, NESU-KY and KY-Sub. Kia also acts as chair and Arttu as the secretary of the Cultural Committee, KUVA, the team behind many KY’s events. In addition to overseeing spectacular events, the cultural sector also works towards building a stronger Aalto community and, hence, communicates with other student associations’ cultural actors on a regular basis.


the School of Business and chair of Tutor Committee, and Kia Tuominen, KY Board member responsible for new students. The sector has the sole goal of enabling everyone’s start at the School of Business and KY to be as effortless as possible. This is done together with all other KY members from KY Office members to association volunteers.

Clubs KY is the home for around 60 associations, of which many are clubs. KY’s Association Coordinator Jarkko Kosunen and Ville Koikkalainen, KY Board member responsible of clubs, ensure that all clubs get the support and guidance they need. KY’s clubs offer almost anything you could imagine, and they are an important part of the culture here at KY. Golf, skiing, sailing, aviation, wine tasting… Just name it and most likely we have a club for it! However, if you feel like something is missing or have an amazing new idea you want to try out, you are more than welcome to start a project or a club of your own. Just contact Jarkko and he will respond to any questions you might have!

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 all KY members. Many of these amazing events ranging from pub crawls to lauluilta dinners and the Wappu Parade are organised 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. KUVA truly is in the heart of KY spirit, and all of its 18 members get to enjoy the best parts of culture. With teamwork and a great group of friends, KUVA organises all of these events for all KY members, whilst living the dream student life.

New Students


Warmly welcoming the new Bachelor’s, Master’s 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. The sector ensures that your student life gets a smooth start by designating a trained tutor for you, organizing orientation week and cooperating with the School of Business. The sector is run by Tiiariikka Vihko, the Tutor coordinator at

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 Lapland. The members of the freshest committee in town can be rec-

KY Office Photos: Oona Linna


Ky Office Photo: Oona Linna

ognized 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!

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 organizing events for them, e.g. Tutor cottage in the summer. Tutors lead you, mursus, to the world of Aalto, academia, KY and 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 the valuable project and team management skills. Members of the committee wear committee t-shirts and are always willing to answer questions about tutoring!


KY Office

Communications KY has a lot going on, and all of it needs to be communicated to our members and to the outside world. This is where KY’s Communications sector comes into play. Where would we be if nobody knew anything? Thanks to our board member Pyry Päivärinta and Communications Coordinator Elina Anttalainen, we’ll never have to find out. They are responsible for communicating everything that’s happening. KY’s main communication channels are KY’s social medias, website ky.fi and our weekly newsletter Monday Mail. KY is active on Instagram (@ky_1911), Snapchat (@ky_1911) and Facebook (KY – Aalto University Business Students). You should also join the three Facebook groups: KY Events, KY Career and KY Today. The Communications sector doesn’t end there. It also includes Art Director Roosa Airaksinen, IT Coordinator Ohto Pentikäinen and the Editor-in-Chief of the Kylteri Magazine Markus Nieminen. Roosa is responsible for all visuals at KY. AD’s projects range from event graphics to this KY Guide and Kylteri magazine. AD works closely with the Editor-in-Chief of Kylteri, who oversees everything concerning the student magazine. IT Coordinator is responsible for

technological things, such as the website, maintaining technology at KY’s premises and new projects regarding technology. IT Coordinator is also part of TEKNISTÄ Committee (page 27). We are extremely proud of our colors, logo and history, and you should be too. Don’t forget to show where you’re from – get your KY Products ranging from sweatshirts to scarfs from the KY Office. All products can be found from ky.fi/ky-products Communications exists to bring KY close to its members, and we want to be as transparent as possible. If you ever feel like something could be done differently or something wasn’t as clear as it should be, contact the Communications sector – or just come and say hi, you don’t need to have a reason!

Photo: Annukka Laine


Ky Office

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

Over 500 000 € of grants awarded annually KY Foundation offers yearly grants and subsidies to clubs and associations providing services or events to the community as well as groups of students with a good idea for a new project. This year, KY Foundation gives out 530 000 € in association and project grants! The grant portfolio is being continuously developed, and latest information of current subsidies can be found at KY’s webpages. All Photo: Oona Linna


application forms, subsidy requirements and news are also posted on the website.

Free premises and legal services for business students 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 pur-

poses. Whether organizing larger meetings, parties or chilling with coffee, these buildings provide business students with the space they need. In addition to free premises, KY Foundation 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 (kylteri.fi) is also published by the Foundation.

Student-led decision making Decision making and operation at KY Foundation is led by the Executive Board and its Chairman Kari Karttunen. The board consists of a student majority and specialist members of asset and real estate management, who make sure the Foundation’s possessions are governed in the best possible way. To keep the students’ best interest at heart, the Board is overseen by a Supervisory Board consisting of the KY Association’s representative council members (page 42). Day-to-day operations run through Managing Director Juho Paavola.

Executive Board of the KY Foundation Student members: Kari Karttunen (Chairman) Touko Aroheikki Juhana Junttila Jani Kurki Roope Paju Arttu Aine (Chairman of KY Association) Specialist members: Harri Hiltunen (Vice Chairman) Petri Ala-Härkönen Juhana Brotherus Johanna Juujärvi Jani Nokkanen Kaisa Vikkula

KY Building’s future KY Foundation has been planning to return KY Building to its original use and renovate most of the building into student apartments. If everything goes as planned and the conversion proves feasible, the building will go to renovation in summer 2020. The renovation is expected to last approximately 18 months, after which the new apartments and a refurbished party space will be opened for students. The Foundation and the KY Association are preparing to provide students with temporary solutions to replace KY Building’s services during the renovation.


Come along!


Nina Pitkänen

Sari Rautiainen

Arttu Lääkkölä

Elina Anttalainen

Executive Director 0500 430 546 nina.pitkanen@ky.fi

Administrative Manager 045 138 2170 sari.rautiainen@ky.fi

Culture Producer 040 353 8276 arttu.laakkola@ky.fi

Communications Coordinator 040 353 8279 elina.anttalainen@ky.fi

Roosa Airaksinen

Mark MacMoffat

Jarkko Kosunen

Art Director 040 353 8287 roosa.airaksinen@ky.fi

Sales Coordinator 040 353 8282 mark.macmoffat@ky.fi

Association Coordinator 040 353 8285 jarkko.kosunen@ky.fi

KY Foundation


Juho Paavola

Markus Nieminen Matti Marttunen

Managing Director 0400 241 961 juho.paavola@ky.fi

Editor-in-Chief of Kylteri Magazine markus.nieminen@ky.fi

Legal Advisor 040 353 8280 matti.marttunen@ky.fi

KY Member Benefits In addition to the regular student discounts, KY members get many tailored benefits thanks to the negotiations of the Corporate Relations Committee (page 68). All you have to do is to flash your student card equipped with a KY sticker and you’ll have the discounts at hand! All current benefits can be found at ky.fi/kybenefits.

Restaurants & Cafés


Café Red All products –10% Cafetoria Roastery All beverages from the coffee bar, tea & coffee bags –10% Epic Foods All orders –15% (Mon–Fri 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%

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% Suomen Kultakello Normal priced products –20% TradeUp Check current benefit from ky.fi/kybenefits

Nightlife Apollo Live Club, Baarikärpänen, Club Capital, Kaivohuone, Maxine & Wallis Karaoke Bar Free entrance 1+1 via the VIP queue before 12pm, sparkling, red & white wine 25€ Nightlife benefits are not valid on special evenings. Age limits stand.

Services Blomqvist tanssikoulu Basic dance class 110€/pair, wedding classes 30€/pair Espoon Golfseura Free range ball basket and range subscription. Hiusstudio.Helsinki All services –25% ProStudio All services –20% Runner’s High –20 % off from the Helsinki Half Marathon, Helsinki Marathon & running clinics Salon Ocean Beauty All services –40% Season Golf 60 range balls basket (summer period) –20% Tennis Tuomola Tennis courses at Meilahti sports center –40% (80 euros)! TS-salonki Current KY discounts at ts-salonki.fi/kauppis TwentyKnots Windsurfing course 90€, SUP course 40€, SUP rentals 15/22,5€ Ukko.fi Ukko.fi-service –20%


Tutors 2019 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, Economics and Open Uni tutors: Helena Hyytiä Jasmin Tirkkonen Heta Melartin Arttu Leinonen Mirja-Liisa Kauppila Jani Ignatius Tomi Saarikko Oskari Kouti Oskari Mäkinen Jesse Piispanen Janne Liu Ada Aaltio Oona Särkinen Sasu Äijälä Iiro Halinen Henrik Liimatainen Laura Luukkonen Matias Lehtinen Lotta Kokkola Aapo Huotari Adela Ogunbor Totti Saikkonen Milja Lempinen Lyydia Lappi Leevi Mäkipää Matias Ahonen Niko Miller Lana Samarina Airi Nevalainen Niko Ylä-Poikelus Mona Jeulonen Vilma Niemelä Juhani Pietarila Fady Koivuaho Tuomo Veivo Pinja Laine


Ville Nevasuo Saara Oksanen Saana Rauvala Kalle Heinaro Julie Paukkunen Eeva Lauritsalo Iiris Peterzens Hannu Häikiö Eero Kaikkonen Oskar Mursula Peik Purra Nea Vaalavirta Jutta Virtanen Enni Ketonen Anton Pirinen Mia Lundström Elsi Etelävuori Paavo Nissinen Maria Karesoja Joonas Laurikainen Elias Tuori Sini Wallenius Roman Romanovich Peter Gaggl Olli Malinen Heidi Koponen Tanja Huitti Anna Song Markus Temonen Julius Siikanen Stella Korpikuusi Oskar Reponen

Exchange tutors:

Master’s tutors:

Iiris Savolainen

Miikka Talja

Aura Hemminki

Sara Dahl

Liina-Lotta Luukkonen

Iida Pajari

Elsi Erkko

Nelli Ahti

Sara Hyttinen

Roope Paju

Simo Ryynänen

My Pham

Ilona Kaikulainen

Kati Hautakoski

Nguyen Linh

Nantia Georgousaki

Topi Ronkainen

Sampo Hyvönen

Susanna Kervinen

Jesse Väisänen

Emilia Eräpolku

Kaisu Gummerus

Essi Pelttari

Patrik Pölönen

Pauliina Taatila

Olli-Markus Savolainen

Katariina Vuorinen

Elina Hakkarainen

Linda Laakkonen

Miki Toivonen

Julia Karinto

Artturi Hannula

Simo Rinne

Riia-Leena Wallin

Henri Klaavu

Ilari Hyttinen

Alisa Ivaska

Apurva Ganoo

Annika Leino

Otto Leväinen

Emmi Kiuru

Laura Pirilä

Toni Flyktman

Daniel Cohen

Kaiku Kettunen Jesse Korhonen


Vocabulary 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 vocabulary can be confusing. To start things off a bit more smoothly we made you a little KY vocabulary. to KY Office, Espilä. A28 A student dormitory located in Etu-Töölö on Arkadiankatu 28, right next to the old School of Business. Aalto BIZ The official abbreviation used of the Aalto University School of Business. A Bloc The mall at the heart of Otaniemi on top of one of the metro entrances. A Bloc has a number of restaurants, two supermarkets, Clas Ohlson and Alko, for example. 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. ARTSilainen ARTS student. Avokonttori ‘Avo’. The open office of KY, situated in Espilä. Here you can find the member service. AYY Aalto University Student Union. The student union of all the students at Aalto University. More on page 18. B.Sc. KTK. An abbreviation used for Bachelor’s degree.


Career Evening Urailta. An evening including meeting company representatives, hearing about career opportunities and information about working life. Usually organized by a subject club. Club An association registered under KY. Clubs are self-governing, but supported by KY. Find some of them on pages 28–40. 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 66–72. 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 domo.ayy.fi. 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.

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

Executive Director Toiminnanjohtaja. Formerly known as pääsihteeri, ‘Pässi’. The head of KY Office.

BIZ 3.0 / School of Business The new School of Business in Otaniemi. The building is located in the epicenter of the Otaniemi campus, Ekonominaukio 1, right next

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 ky.fi/voo. Gradu Master’s thesis, the dissertation for Master’s degree. Guild Student association for tech students (each field has their own). See more on page 20. Halloped Student rep. A student representative in the administrative councils of the university. Hanken Hanken School of Economics. The Swedish-speaking business school located next to the old 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 58. 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. Into An electronic portal through which you’ll find useful information about studies and services of the university. Check out Into at into. aalto.fi. 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 in October. Kandi Bachelor’s thesis, the dissertation for Bachelor’s degree. Also used when referring to Bachelor’s students.


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

ducer, Administrative Manager, Administrative Assistant and Executive Director.

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

KYSTO KY:n toimisto. Abbreviation for KY Office.

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 14. 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 Representative Council / KYE Also known as ‘edari’. KY’s ‘parliament’ and the highest decision-making body. Elections every two years, next time this autumn. Read more on pages 42. Ky.fi KY’s own website at ky.fi. Lauluilta A dinner party at which you sing, drink and dine in good company!

KY Executive Board / KYH KY Board. More information on pages 64.

M.Sc. KTM. An abbreviation used for Master’s degree.

KY Foundation KY-säätiö. Founded to support the social, professional and intellectual goals of students in the Aalto University School of Business, as well as those related to studying and the student life. The foundation provides for example financial supports for students’ leisure activities and cultural and sports events. More information on pages 74–75.

Maarintalo Computer halls and other 24/7 study spaces in Otaniemi, on Sähkömiehentie 3. At all Aalto students’ disposal.

KY Employees People employed by KY running the day-to-day operations at the KY Office. Consist of KY’s Art Director, IT Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, Sales Coordinator, Association Coordinator, Culture Pro-

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

Photo:Pyry Päivärinta


Kymppisuora A pub crawl by tram 10, arranged by KY-mppi at the end of April. Part of KY Wappu.

Member service Palveluneuvojat. KY’s three member service employees help you with all the practical KY matters.

KY Buddy. More information about the program and the mentors at ky.fi/ky-buddy. 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 mondaymail@ky.fi. Mursu A first-year student at Aalto BIZ. Mursu Championships Mursumestaruuskisat. A playful sports event where tutor groups will compete against each other collecting points from different kinds of checkpoints. Mursu Expo Mursumessut. An event during the orientation week at which you’ll get tons of information about KY and its associations. Mursu Party Mursubileet. A welcome party organized especially for mursus at the beginning of the academic year. Mursujaiset 24 hours dedicated to familiarize mursus with KY traditions. Noppa Opintopiste, ECTS. Nyyti An organization contributing to the mental welfare of students. Check out nyyti.fi 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 ky.fi/official-queuing-rules. OK20 AYY’s event space at Otakaari 20. Otahalli Home to UniSport in Otaniemi, Otaranta 6. Also used as an event space for bigger events. Probba The student organization of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. Probba is also part of KY. More information on page 17. 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.


sport.fi. 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. SHS The Student Union of Hanken School of Economics. Sillis Usually quite a wild party organized twice a year by KUJ. The location, performer and theme of the party are always a surprise. Wear your overalls topped off with your funniest hat! Sitsi party Sitsit. A party at which you sing, eat and drink. Close to a lauluilta, but with its own rules and traditions. Often organized by NESU-KY. Smökki 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 24. 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 38–40. 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. See more at page 21. UniSport Sports services for university students on six campuses within the metropolitan area at an affordable price. More information at uni-


Undergraduate Centre Kandidaattikeskus, also known as ‘päälafka’. Most of all Bachelor’s 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 which is on February 26th. Väre Väre is the home to the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Väre is located right next to the School of Business. WebOodi A course portal at oodi.aalto.fi, 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 the KY Building. YTHS Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). A health care service tailor-made for university students. You can use its services by paying the annual AYY membership fee. Read more on page 49.

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