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KY - Aalto University Business Students Konemiehentie 4 02150 Espoo ky.fi Editing Elina Anttalainen Art Director Roosa Airaksinen Photography Markus Havia Oona Linna Atte Mäkinen Pyry Päivärinta Samuli Salo Aino Röyskö KY Volunteers KY Archives Print Bookcover Oy 2020


Hello dear Mursu and welcome to KY! You made it! There is a saying in our school which says that there are two hard parts to the whole of studies: The first one is getting accepted and the second one is graduating. You have now accomplished the first one, and I know from experience, you will have an amazing journey through the second one.   Traditionally, the first-year students in our school are called “mursu” instead of “fuksi”. Be proud of this title because you’ve used a lot of your time to earn it and not everyone is entitled to it. KY is the home and community for all the students studying at Aalto University School of Business. KY equals its members, a community of motivated and capable future game changers from the best Business School in Finland. Here you will have the opportunity to try out your craziest ideas and learn how to make them into a reality. Founded in 1911, KY provides you everything you need and want in your life as a student, and even after that! 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 you can now 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 and showcases a variety of different career paths. The job of your dreams waits just around the corner! But how to transform these possibilities into making your student life experience the best it can be? The best advice I can give you is to keep an open mind. Meet new people, try new things and get out of your comfort zone. 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! On behalf of the whole community here at KY, I would like to welcome all of you with open arms! Eagerly awaiting meeting you, Heikki Helaniemi Chairman of the Board




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KY’s history in a nutshell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 A KY year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 What is a Mursu passport? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 KY Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Probba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Aalto University Student Union - AYY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Aalto Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Subcommittees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Subject Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Project Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 KY Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Kylteri Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Representative Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53




Studying in Aalto BIZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 International Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Everyday life of a student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Different locations - one KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64



Accenture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 aTalent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Helsingin Ekonomit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Suomen Ekonomit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

KY Office


Welcome to your new home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 KY Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Academic Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Corporate Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Student Center Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 KY Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Tutors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 KY Member Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Vocabulary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100



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!


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 page 86. The following pages will introduce you to the different parts of KY - familiarize yourself with the organization to be able to make the most out of your time here. Mursu, welcome to KY!

KY in numbers


Over 3000 members 109 years 3 locations 10 employees & 8 board members Over 50 associations Hundreds of volunteers

Follow KY on social media! KY’s website

Instagram & Snapchat:


YouTube & ky.kuvat.fi:

ky.fi - KY’s official website containing all the KY information you’ll need in one place

Page: KY - Aalto University Business Students Groups: KY Today - for the latest KY information and member discussion about studying and KY related matters

@ky_1911 - snapshots + real-time pictures and videos of KY life

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


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

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


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

Access tailor-made benefits for members only In addition to regular student discounts, flashing your shiny KY Sticker gives you access to discounts from various shops, services and restaurants. Once you have received your student card, pick up the sticker at KY Office to be able to prove your membership. Before receiving the actual card, you can already get the benefits by having a KY stamp on the receipt of the paid AYY membership fee. See the benefits on page 92.

Get legal advice KY has its own legal advisor whose services are free of charge. See more info from page 86.

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 68 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.

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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

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.

1930’s: KY Building in the horizon

Financing an own building was a long process. Several fundraisers were organized, with a raffle being the tip of the iceberg. At times the depression drove the entire construction project into a difficult situation, but willpower, hard work and a pinch of luck finally led to success and construction planning began in 1939.

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!

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.

1960’s: The decade of Finnfocus and television

The huge export trade show, Finnfocus, held in London in 1968 is the biggest event in KY history. KY rented M/S Finnpartner from Amer, and the ship sailed to London to promote Finland and Finnish companies internationally. The project was a bold and risky investment, which ended up creating a lot of positive publicity. During the 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


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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 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 1980s KY members partied in 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 adventuring different sporting events. From indulging in intriguing conversations with representatives from the top companies in Finland to learning new skills and traits are all 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!

November October Autumn Festival III-kierros Pub Crawl Boston Night Masters’ Night Sillis Around the World sitsit Aalto Amazing Race Feel Good Week Sitz party LKSxKY -sitzparty KY-Sub’s St.Petersburg trip

Mursujuhlat Last day to return your mursu passport! Syksyn Lauluilta Masters’ Committee’s Pre-Xmas -party White House Party Search for Volunteers

September Orientation week Jäänmurtajaiset & Kesäkuntis Mursu Championships Aalto Party & Aalto After Party Otasuunnistus MölkKY Championship Mursu Expo Mursu Party Meet Your Masters Mursujaiset Trainee Night Original Student Festival 2020 Autumn Hike Harkkasitsit Mursulaiva KY Exit Plenty of info evenings


May Aalto City Challenge Hartwall Game Nights Last sitz party of the Spring PwC Afterwork Have You Met Suvi

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Last sitz party of the year KY’s Case Championships Puurojuhla

Club Lagoon

February KY Honors Night Harkkalauluilta KY Week Vuosijuhlasitsit Vuosijuhla Lauluilta Annual Ball Brunch KY’s 110th Annual Ball Sillis Search for Tutors

March Feel Good Week Kevään Lauluilta St. Patrick’s Day Case Championship

April Hukkaputki Pub Crawl Case Night KY Wappu Wappusitsit Wappelit Kymppisuora Pub Crawl Wapputerassi PreManta 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 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, Aalto Party and Aalto Amazing Race, to getting to know your fellow mursus at Jäänmurtajaiset, Mursujaiset, and Mursu Party or Meet Your Masters, if you are an incoming Master’s student. The whole Orientation week is filled with amazing events for you to meet new people and gain a grasp of what being a student at Aalto University School of Business is all about. 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 the fall, 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, 10.9. (and maybe the day after), because this is something you do not want to miss.

Info evenings 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 on joining one, or just solely want to get to know the association 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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Photo: Aino Röyskö

Orientation week and mursujaiset

Original student festival An amazing school year requires a banger beginning, and what could be better than gathering with our friends to the biggest student festival in Finland. KY is co-organizing the festival with Pykälä, LKS, Bileinsinöörit and Hartwall to make your first fall as a mursu as refreshing as possible. The festival will be held at Suvilahti and will last two days of constant celebration. Just a day after your once in a lifetime Mursujaiset experience, Original Student Festival will warm your hearts on 11.9 and 12.9 so make sure to add this one to your calendars next to Mursujaiset.

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. Organized every year, the hikers head to the beautiful parts of northern Finland, Sweden and/or Norway. It is a hike you will never forget. Make sure to keep your eyes open because the tickets are usually sold out quickly. This year’s Autumn Hike will be organized on 11.9, a day after Mursujaiset as tradition. Also, keep your 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.

Trainee nights and case championships Looking for a trainee position? Or just looking for a job? If so, Trainee Nights are a must for you. Trainee Nights provide you a chance to find out more about KY’s partners’ trainee opportunities to which they are looking for the best talents, you. These events are organised to connect you with them. What about Case Championships? These events provide you a chance to kill two birds with one stone: At the same time while you are solving interesting mini cases provided by our amazing partner companies, you also get to know the company and the branch on which they are operating. You will get a chance to meet with the representatives of KY partners in a relaxed environment and have fun! KY offers many amazing opportunities to kickstart your career. These and similar events provided by KY will help you to get your application game on point, and offer you a genuine possibility to interact with recruiters.

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KY week The most amazing week of the year takes place in the early spring when it’s time to celebrate KY’s birthday! Next year, KY celebrates its amazing 110-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 Annual Ball Brunch, and ends on the highest of notes: the glorious 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 all day and all 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 Talk about a banger ending to your unique first year at KY. Have You Met Suvi gathers all your friends from KY, Pykälä, Prodeko and LKS 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.

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!

Kuntis parties Kuntis parties are one of the highlights of the KY year. KY’s Kuntis parties bring together your fellow students and they are organised at Helsinki’s best night clubs. At a Kuntis, you can enjoy student priced drinks, meet new people and listen to live music from some of the most uplifting names in Finland. After a few special Kuntis parties, there is an after party at 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. Same as Lauluilta, sitsi parties are as well academic diner parties, but with their own traditions and manners. For instance, people usually wear overalls at sitsis, but dress a bit fancier to lauluilta.


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Pub crawls Pub crawls are all about having fun in good company. They are typical student events where people from different cities and universities gather in one city to tour different pubs and bars with their friends. 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: Markus Havia

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What is a Mursu Passport? mursu.ky.fi 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 prizes, 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 13.11. at Mursujuhlat for Bachelor’s mursus, and for Master’s mursus, KY’s Masters’ Committee will announce the date later. 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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MEMBERS about 3000 members


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


THE BOARD A board of 6–10 members answers for KY’s actions and uses the executive power on KY’s everyday operations.



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR is the head of the employees.

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

Masters’ Committee, Sports and Wellbeing Committee LIHY, Tutor Committee

COMMITTEES Academic Committee KOVA, Cultural Committee KUVA, Corporate Relations Committee CORE










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


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

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



Probba Probba is the student association of Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus. Founded in 1989 along with the BBA-program in Mikkeli, Probba has evolved throughout the years to become the energetic and international association it nowadays is. The name Probba originates from a Latin expression Pro BBA, translating to “For BBA”. Even though the program changed to BScBA in 2000, our students are still called BABAs today. Probba is part of KY as well as AYY. All of our students, which we have around 200 on our campus, are majoring in International Business and Business Administration. In addition to the new Economics program in Otaniemi campus, BScBA-program in Mikkeli is the only bachelor’s program in Finland done completely in English. After two years of studies in Mikkeli, the last semester is spent abroad doing an exchange program in one of our partner universities. After completing the BScBA-program, the students can directly continue to Aalto University’s Master’s programs in Otaniemi. The BScBA is special in many ways. The incredibly tight community and international atmosphere bring together people from all over the world. Professors teaching in the program come from all corners of the world, offering an immense range of views and teaching methods to the students in Mikkeli, enriching the learning experiences. Studies are intense as the courses are taken in three-week modules, which at times are tough and demanding. Luckily, the BABAs know the art of balancing out the hard work better than anyone. Our community has a bunch of student clubs that arrange events and other free time activities for our students. There is something for everybody to be part of, as there are various clubs ranging from beer enthusiast to board games. Those who came here thinking that such a small city would be a boring place to study in, were soon proven wrong. 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 less than 100 students begin their studies in Mikkeli campus and each year a new family is created. The values and traditions from older generations pass on to the new ones, and there are many things that have remained unchanged throughout the decades. The family from Mikkeli stays for life with many who have studied here. The tight network that our program creates has earned us the rather telling nickname “Mikkeli Mafia”, reflecting the strength of the relationships forged during the program. 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 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 us. We also welcome all new Mursus to our events, especially Mikkeli Road Trip which will be held in the beginning of next year. Probba wishes all Kylteri freshmen an unforgettable time for your studies, we hope to meet you soon! If you want to know more about us, check out our webpage probba.org. To get more frequent information about what’s poppin’ in Mikkeli, make sure to follow our Instagram @probbary


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Aalto University Student Union - AYY Welcome to Aalto University and its student union, which you also recognise from the letters AYY! Here at the Student Union we strive to ensure that you can truly experience the best student life in the world at Aalto. Our wish is that every student feels good and safe in our student community, and that each of us gets all the support they need for the entire duration of their studies. You are stepping into a world of endless opportunities. We urge you to explore, be curious, innovate, learn, and enjoy your time at Aalto. Don’t be afraid, even though finding your own place and passion can sometimes be challenging. We are here to help and support you in all of your challenges.

Let’s keep in touch! Imran Shamsul, Board Member (New Students and International Affairs)

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What is AYY? As a student of Aalto, Aalto University Student Union (AYY) is your student union. AYY brings together about 14 000 students of arts, design, business, and technology. We work to ensure the well-being of all our members and to develop Aalto’s teaching and student life. As a member of AYY, you are entitled to numerous student union services and student discounts both in the metropolitan area and throughout Finland. As a student of Aalto, you will also have the opportunity to participate in activities and events organised by AYY and the 200 student associations operating within AYY.


AYY in figures 14,000 members 200 organisations and associations 40 employees 10 full-time board members hundreds of volunteers

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You can find comprehensive information about all of AYY’s services and opportunities at ayy.fi


Aalto-yliopiston ylioppilaskunta - AYY

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Services Student benefits As a student, you are entitled to hundreds of benefits, including Kela, Matkahuolto and VR discounts, as well as student lunch discount in student restaurants. Student discount in public transport in the metropolitan area is also available to you, as long as you live in the HSL area and have updated your student status in your travel card at the HSL service point. The same travel card also gives you access to certain university facilities! Frank is a student service offering student cards and student discounts throughout Finland. Frank offers both digital and traditional plastic student cards. The digital student card Frank App is an official student ID, which you can download and activate once you have registered for attendance at the university and paid the AYY membership fee. You can check the prices of other card options on Frank’s website. You can also add an ISIC license to both digital and plastic student cards. More information about the different student cards can be found on Frank’s website at frank.fi. PLEASE NOTE! Once you have received the (plastic) card, please remember to pick up the academic year tag from AYY’s service point!

Student housing AYY owns approximately 2600 student apartments in Helsinki and Espoo. We offer a home for over 3200 residents. All degree and exchange students who are members of AYY have the right to apply for AYY’s housing. You can apply for housing as soon as your admission is confirmed by the university. First-year students and students moving from outside the Helsinki metropolitan area are given priority when allocating housing. You receive an extra applicant score when you apply for AYY’s shared apartment queues as a first-year student. To receive the score, you must apply for housing no later than July or December, depending on when you start your studies. You can browse and search for AYY’s apartments through the Domo system: domo.ayy.fi. As a student, you can also apply for housing from the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS).

Health care The health of university students is taken care of by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). As a member of AYY, you are entitled to general health, oral health, and mental health services of the FSHS. Most of the FSHS services are free of charge, including contacts and general health appointments, and paid services are also affordable.


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When you register for attendance for the autumn term, the health care fee is paid as part of the student union membership fee. However, the responsibility for organising student health care for university students and collecting the health care fee will be transferred to Kela on 1 Jan 2021. Therefore, in the spring of 2021, the Student Union will no longer charge the FSHS fee in connection with the membership fee. The FSHS will continue to provide student health care services and they will be available to those who have paid the health care fee. As of 1 Jan 2021, international exchange students, doctoral students, students in continuing education or tailor-made education will not be covered by the FSHS student health care. Further information: yths.fi

Associations and student culture Association activities and events are an essential part of Aalto’s student culture. Highlights of the year include Wappu events, anniversaries, Shrove Tuesday celebrations and many other events starting right from the orientation week. AYY has more than 200 associations that organise activities ranging from sports to music and games to other hobbies. New students are more than welcome to join the associations. You should keep an open mind for different opportunities and get to know the associations in the upcoming events!

Advocacy and interest representation AYY represents students in the university’s decision-making bodies and promotes the interests of students in society. Through the student representatives elected by AYY, students have the opportunity to influence the decisions made at the university. AYY’s highest decision-making body is the Representative Council, which is elected by vote. In the elections, all AYY members can vote and run as candidates.

Other services In addition to all this, AYY offers its members various services and opportunities ranging from a design calendar and scholarships to a wide range of volunteer positions. AYY also has numerous saunas, event venues and recreational facilities that members can rent. Some facilities are free of charge.

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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, landscape architecture and interior architecture. It functions 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 interest 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.

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 studie

Fyysikkokilta The Guild of Physics was founded in 1947 and currently has around 600 members consisting mainly of Engineering Physics and Mathematics programme’s students. In addition, there are students from the Quantum Technologies Bachelor’s programme in English. The most common place to bump into our guild members is at the halls of the Undergraduate Centre where our guild room is also located. In events, you can recognise members of our guild from natural white overalls with a letter Phi shaped logo in the back. s 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 103 events. A good place to bump into inkubites is in our guild room which is like another home for many of us.


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Kemistikilta The history of the Chemistry Guild begins in 1891, making it the oldest guild in Aalto University. The Guild’s symbol is a white neon atom. The Chemistry Guild brings together students interested in chemistry, biochemistry and process engineering. The easiest way to find members of the Guild is to visit the guild room, where you’ll also find our traditional games: corona, marjapussi and pärkänheitto. You may also come across our Guild magazine, Tisle.

Koneinsinöörikilta The Guild of Mechanical Engineers, Koneinsinöörikilta ry or KIK, is a student organization for mechanical and civil engineering students, and energy engineering students who have started before 2012, in Aalto University School of Engineering. The guild was founded in 1915 and it has about 1000 members. Koneinsinöörikilta organizes a large number of events, parties, excursions and evenings with companies. It also takes care of new students, offers services, takes part in developing new ideas for students’ delight and takes care of students’ interests towards the departments and faculty. You’ll recognise us from our visible, unique and masculine pink overalls, same coloured crawler tractor mascot Tela-Vera and joyful, loud ”Yy, kaa, KO, NE!” -shouts.

Maanmittarikilta The Guild of Surveying Engineers is known as the most family-like guild in Otaniemi. It was established in 1901, which makes it the oldest student guild in Finland to still receive new students every year. 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 its new students about teekkari life, arranges fun activities and supervises members’ rights. You can recognize the guild members from matte black overalls with fuchsia red left sleeves.

Prosessiteekkarit The Association of Process Engineering Students (Prosessiteekkarit or PT) is a university association founded in 2012 that receives the freshmen starting their studies in the Chemical Engineering bachelor’s programme including the new English bachelor’s programme. The PT overalls are blue with red, blue, and yellow stripes decorating the sleeves and legs to represent the school’s old guilds, which used to accept freshmen. The PT logo, a Bourdon tube pressure gauge, can be found on the back of the overalls.

Puunjalostajakilta The Forest Products guild (PJK) was founded in 1945 and it’s the Guild for the students interested in more traditional forest based industries, such as paper, cellulose and mechanical wood engineering, and also newer bioproducts, such as bioplastics. You may recognize the Guild members from yellow sleeve on our blue overalls. If you wish to meet Guild members you can visit our guild room for a game or two of our name game: Siantappo.

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Rakennusinsinöörikilta The Guild of Civil Engineers (IK) gathers all students of energy, environmental and computational engineering under one roof, acting as a student association and looking after the students’ interests. The Guild plans and organizes cultural benefits, sports activities and a wide variety of parties. The Guild also organizes lots of events for the university freshmen. The Guild handles much of the informing of its members on topical things and events, handles relations between different faculties, guilds and the corporate world, affecting academic matters as well as day-to-day activities.

Sähköinsinöörikilta Aalto University’s Guild of Electrical Engineering is an association of electrical engineering students in Aalto University. The guild was founded in 1921 and it has now more than 500 members who are studying electrical engineering or are otherwise interested in the guild. The purpose of the guild is to serve the interests of its members at Aalto University and at the School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC). The guild also takes care of the well-being of its members, promotes professional skills and maintains teekkari spirit.

Teknologföreningen 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. To become a member you only have to have an interest for Swedish and TF. 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 cottage. 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.

Vuorimieskilta Vuorimieskilta is a subject organization for students of Materials Science and Technology, founded in 1947. The Guild organizes a wide variety of recreational events, helps develop the degree program, and builds a close community among students. Although Vuorimieskilta is one of the smallest in Otaniemi, we are known in the Aalto community as a unique, loud and visible guild. For many members of the guild, this small community has brought lots of memorable moments and close friends. As actors, we are a very active outfit and things are done with always smile on ours faces.


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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!


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.

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KUJ 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-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, Around the World sitsis) 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, the Association of Nordic Economic Students’ Union at KY, is the largest of the three subcommittees at KY. We have the main responsibility of preserving KY’s sits-culture, which you can get your first glimpse of by visiting our “Harkkasitsit” in September. In addition to numerous sits-parties, our annual event portfolio consists of events held in cooperation with other student unions, NESU organizations and possible future employers. We warmly welcome new mursus to join us every fall. This year 71 new members were chosen, and once you become a member of NESU-KY, you will be a part of this community that grants you with unforgettable experiences for the rest of your studies. We are looking forward to meeting all of you this upcoming fall! You can recognize us from our names and NESU-letters that embellish our overalls. In the meantime, you can also check out our Facebook page @NESUKY or Instagram @nesu_ky to find out more!

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Academic Affairs Committee KOVA 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 shares regular study tips on KY’s Instagram about various topics such as how to be more productive when studying remotely, so be sure to stay tuned. The committee 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!

Corporate Relations Committee CORE CORE helps you decide what you want to be when you grow up. We make sure that KY members know about all the available career opportunities and help to reach the best of them. As our name CORE suggests, we manage KY’s corporate relations. We serve our partnering companies and help them to reach KY’s talented members. The most visible part of CORE’s work are our career focused events, most of which are also open for Mursus! Being a part of CORE is incredibly beneficial for its members. Each member manages the partnership of at least one partner of KY. This develops the members’ business communication and organizational skills and grants professional contacts within a desired company. In addition, CORE’s members get to polish their negotiation skills by looking for new partners and benefits. Come to our events and take a leap on your career!


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Cultural Committee KUVA “The best thing about the Cultural Committee, KUVA, is the way the committee forms into a family of 18 people in a short period of time. KUVA has offered me some of the best moments in my student life that I’ll cherish forever. Therefore, I just had to experience it a second time.” Topi Ronkainen, KY Board member responsible for Culture 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.

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Masters’ Committee Thought everything ends when you’re celebrating your Bachelor’s graduation? Think again, because there’s still two (maybe more) years left in your academic life, and Masters’ Committee is here to make the most of our time as Master’s students! Masters’ Committee organizes events where every MSc student can come relax and network with people across all different majors. Whether it’s a casual hangout, an excursion, or a sparkling gala, there’s always something interesting to do, and new people to meet. The Committee members are both experienced KY actives who still want more to do, as well as fresh faces who are still interested in volunteering during the later stages of their studies. Maybe this is your next Master’s year, who knows? We hope to see many of you in our upcoming autumn events, so stay alert. Let’s have an unforgettable time together!

Tutor Committee Likely, your first touch to KY and the School of Business has been your very own tutor. Tutor Committee, TC, recruits and trains all the new tutors to lead you, mursus, to the world of Aalto, academia, KY and memorable student life. The main goal for TC is to make sure that all tutors are top-notch and can create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the new students, while creating amazing experiences for themselves too. TC organizes all tutor events such as Tutor Cottage to create an unforgettable journey for the new tutors. This year TC consists of Tutor Coordinator, eight committee members, and KY Board’s new students representative. Committee members are either responsible for Bachelor’s, Exchange, or Master’s tutors and while supporting these tutors, they learn valuable project and team management skills. TC is always ready to help with any questions on tutoring!


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Sports and Wellbeing Committee LiHy Need some balance in your life alongside all the partying? The Sports and Wellbeing Committee LiHy is luckily here to the rescue! LiHy organizes a wide range of events to support students’ physical and mental wellbeing and to build a stronger KY community. The events can vary from anything a KY member might need to balance out the student life, whether it was a puppy event, a wine-and-dine evening, a multidisciplinary biking adventure, or a hiking trip to beautiful Lapland. The 10 members of the most energetic Committee of KY can be recognized from their swag pink, white-striped retro jackets and caps. LiHy’s goal is to provide students with unforgettable memories – and of course, to have fun at the same time!

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Clubs/Sports Clubs

A!dventures A!dventures makes adventure sports more accessible to students. We do everything outdoors, from multisport and ice climbing to just heading outdoors to enjoy camping and hiking. Some of our highlight events include tryouts for kayaking and orienteering, and our annual main event is Wappu in the Woods: One day and one night camping in the woods, good company and tasty food just before Wappu. We also participate in different sporting events, such as trail marathons and the Jukola relay, and collaborate with other Aalto sport clubs to organize trips and events like Aalto City Challenge. Whether you are a couch-potato or an experienced marathoner, you are warmly welcome! Follow us on Facebook (@AaltoAdventures) and on Instagram (@aaltoadventures) to keep in touch and to hear about upcoming events! Also, more information can be found from our website adventures.ayy.fi.

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 indoor surfing, hot yoga and bubble football. 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 create their fellow students opportunities to try new sports. The best way to get to know other athletic mursus is by attending our events. Are you ready to feel the enerKY? Follow us on facebook @enerkysportstutors!


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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 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 20-year history and has an amazing team of passionate and attentive instructors with Inka Khanji (IV Dan) at the helm. 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 website www.hytaekwondo.com, Facebook page @HYTaekwondo, Instagram account @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! The organization has just moved away from the original Hernesaari hockey rink and has stepped up to become an even bigger and better organization. Nowadays we play our home games in a brand new arena in Kaarela. 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. For example, in year 2019 we placed 3rd in the International Collegiate Ice Hockey Championship in Beijing, organized a four-team hockey tournament in the Helsinki area, and played two friendly matches in the Czech Republic. On top of that we got The Phenomenon of the Year award from our beloved KY! 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!

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KY-Kori KY-Kori was founded in 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. To do well, the team practices regularly 1–2 times per week during the season usually on Mondays and Thursdays. During summer, 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 a practice events! Exchange students are also warmly welcomed to get a taste of Finnish basketball culture. Please contact ky-kori@ky.fi for more details. You can find us on Facebook https:// www.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 it’s 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 host sailing days that offer opportunities to learn the basics of our beloved sport. Our events are open to all students, no matter what your sailing experience is! To find more about us check our Instagram @kysail, Facebook page and our website www.kysail.fi.

KY-Ski KY-Ski is the legendary (after)skiing club of KY that organizes the biggest parties, craziest trips and coolest events in the university. KY-Ski was established already in 1975. Our top events include the annual surfing trip, a skiing trip to the alps and of course the Mursus absolute go-to event of the year, Kaamos, where we take the Mörköjuna to Lapland… Our events are very popular among other university students, too, so they are also a great place to get to know new people. We will be actively attending the orientation week so come find us and take a sip of the legendary minttukaakao. If you would like to join our board for the ride of your life, 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! Excited? You can find information about our upcoming events and some other great stuff from our Facebook page KY-Ski and Instagram @kyski1975


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KY-Slice FORE! Golf is a very popular sport in the business world and with its 30 years of history, KY’s very own golf club KY-Slice is one of the most traditional clubs KY has to offer. The club’s goal is to provide opportunities to play golf at student-friendly prices and arrange competitions and other golf-related activities for students. KY-Slice arranges various events throughout the year: viewing the Masters together with food and drinks, learning the ropes at our Green Card courses and, of course, the KY Championships and Golftoberfest competitions. And you don’t want to miss our legendary Märkäbogi! 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. Interested in joining the club? For more information about us and our events, come to our info evening organized in autumn and like KY-Slice on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @kyslice1984. Welcome aboard!

KYppendales KYppendales is KY’s own performing dance group. All 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 student events and parties, such as annual balls and the 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 everyone is welcome to join! We recruit more performers periodically, too. So make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

KYssi Ace! KYssi is KY’s own tennis, badminton, squash, and table tennis club that organizes the wildest tournaments (and afterparties) for students. Our aim is to spread the joy of racket sports by bringing people together in a fun and relaxed setting. Our flagship event is the infamous KYssi OPEN, an all-inclusive tennis tournament with a costume contest, so you can SERVE your best looks! KYssi’s events are for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just looking to have a good time, we would love for you to participate. Our events are a great place to get to know people, learn some new skills and make the most of your student life. Sound like a grand slam? Come to our info night to hear more and apply for our board. To stay updated, check out our Facebook page @KYssi4Lyfe and follow us on Instagram @kyssiofficial. Catch you soon!

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Clubs/Music Clubs 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!

Boston Promenade KY’s very own Boston Promenade is one of the best-known big bands in all of Finland – and oldest, established in 1964. Most of our 26 musicians are either students or alumni from the School of Business or other students from the Helsinki region. One of the advantages of Boston Promenade is that the repertoire is very broad and flexible. We mostly start off with entertaining jazz (e.g. Frank Sinatra) and as the evening develops, so does the music. The people in the audience turn from being listening observers into dancing party-animals, while the band plays classics (e.g. Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder) to the pop and rock music of today (e.g. Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars). You can listen to our albums on Spotify and find us on social media simply by searching for “Boston Promenade”. Do you play an instrument? Familiar with audio mixing? Join our mailing list by contacting us at pj@bostonpromenade.com to be the first to know about future openings! We’re also always looking for stand-in players.


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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 and Instagram!

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’s musical strength lies in its expressiveness, rhythmic competence and unique repertoire. KYN has profiled itself particularly as an interpreter of ethnic jazz. KYN has played a pioneering role in combining choir with a jazz band and cooperating with professional musicians. In February 2017 in 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 INTERKULTURs list of female choirs. At the moment KYN is aiming for the 11th World Choir Games held in Belgium in July 2021. The goal is, of course, to win world championship. Follow our journey on Facebook fb.com/KYNchoir/ and Instagram @kynchoir and you’ll also get information about our next auditions!

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Clubs/Beverage Clubs 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. Your life will never be the same after learning what true taste and integrity means in a drink. Aalto Cocktail has over 1200 members at the moment and is one of the most popular recreational clubs at KY. We arrange many different types of 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 can get to enjoy many benefits that we provide our active cocktail enthusiasts! Check out our website: aaltococktail.com where you can find all of our events, our cocktail-library and everything you need to know about the club! Also check out our Facebook page fb.com/aaltococktail, where we update information about our events we organize. If you are interested in joining us just fill out the application form at aaltococktail.com

Baccus 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 students. Concretely, Baccus organizes several wine tastings and other wine related events throughout the academic year e.g. Mursu Tasting in the beginning of the academic year and Sparkling Night, the traditional Wappu champagne event. All Aalto students from total wine-newbies to seasoned connoisseurs are welcome. Above all, the aim is to enjoy wine (and life) in a relaxed setting. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram @viinikerhobaccus.

KYllä Oluelle Come enjoy good beer and company with KYllä Oluelle – a club that is determined to promote beer culture in Aalto University. We organize events ranging from the likes of intimate beer tastings with brew masters from some of Finland’s most exciting craft breweries to traditional pre-afterparty Barventures, that gathers beverage clubs under the same roof. We also coordinate the famous Vappu beer, some hall of famers including 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 Facebook and Instagram @Oluelle. Cheers!

WhisKY Viskikerho WhisKY aims to provide you with 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 Clubs 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 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 the debating and stay for the people.” Aalto Debating Society welcomes all argumentation-bound debaters to speak their mind and stand their ground. Drop by at any of our weekly training sessions – no prior experience necessary. More information about the society can be found on our website https://aaltodebate.fi/.

Aalto Investment Club Aalto Investment Club is a student association that creates investing related events and online content. In our events you get to have insightful discussions about investments, saving methods and global trends while enjoying some delicious food. Participation does not require prior knowledge of investing, as we aim to simplify complex investment terminology into something anyone would understand. Both our events and blogs feature some of Finland’s most recognizable investors who want to help you start your investment journey. By joining our mailing list, you also get access to some investing related benefits. For anyone interested in learning more about investing or joining our mailing list, visit our page at aaltoinvestmentclub.com and check out our Instagram @aaltoinvestment and Facebook @aaltoinvestmentclub.

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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!

BreKY Goood morning! We are BREKY, and we are here to make mornings great! We organize different brunch and breakfast events (well, because mornings are so very important). We also do different things together, like test breakfast foods, explore different brunch places and communicate with other wellbeing or hobby related clubs at KY (we love to do co-organizing and get to know people from different majors and interests). The one thing that we all have in common is the drive to make an impact on wellbeing, mornings & brunches of KY students. Our biggest event so far is the Annual Ball Brunch that we organized with KY-Sub and oh what a morning we had! Mursu: We are looking for new members to join in the autumn, so make sure you follow our story on Instagram @breky.ry & Facebook @BREKY and get to know us better.


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KY-Beppo KY-Beppo is the youngest club of KY and its very own beer pong club. The mission of KY-Beppo is to bring the joy of the most famous game in the university world to every business student. We arrange tournaments and other events related to beer pong. Our events are open for anyone and they are a fun and easy way to enjoy your time with friends, but also meet new people along the way. You are welcome to join our events and show your best trickshots! More information about us and our events can be found on Facebook @KyBeppo and TikTok @kybeppo.

KY-mppi KY-mppi is the aviation club of KY. We organize a wide variety of events from skydiving to cultural events, big and small. The annual Kymppisuora, a pub crawl during 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 wine tasting, movie nights, sitsis and cottage trips, often done in collaboration with other student organizations. In KY-mppi, you decide what activities and events you 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 production brings together music, dance and out-of-this-world performances – not forgetting a mind-blowing storyline. If you see something amusing on the stage and wish to see it replayed, simply shout “Omstart” or even add some definition. For instance, “Omstart, in Swedish!” can make the replay even more hilarious or cause the performers mumble awkwardly. KY-Speksi gives you an outstanding opportunity to show your talent either on 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 scheduled for next February. Stay tuned for our Info Evening and follow @kyspeksi on Facebook and Instagram or contact us at speksi@ky.fi.

The Sustainable Business Club The Sustainable Business Club is a vibrant community of students enthusiastic about sustainability. We organize various events, such as company excursions, panel discussions and movie nights. Our aim is to connect you with like-minded students as well as interesting organizations. We encourage multidisciplinarity and therefore welcome Aalto students from all disciplines with a passion for sustainability to join us. Get to know us on Facebook or Instagram @ aaltosbc, or via our website aaltosbc.mystrikingly.com. If you have questions, ideas for events, want to become a part of SBC, or just want to have a chat, feel free to send us a message in our channels or at aaltosbc@gmail.com.

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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 of students in Aalto University School of Business who are majoring in, or generally interested in, economics. Our goals are to maintain a good and interactive relationship between the economics students and the Department of Economics, promote economics students and their great abilities to potential employers, inform students about job opportunities and organize social events for our members and all other economics-minded people (Mursus are warmly welcome too!). Throughout the year we organize several events varying from our casual monthly Beerconomics to company excursions, career events and study trips abroad. We also have a close relationship with KTTO ry, the subject club of the economics students in the University of Helsinki and we organize many events in collaboration with them. If you want to learn more about us, be sure to visit our website aaltoeconomics.fi and follow our Facebook-page @aaltoeconomics. In the website you can also join our mailing list, where you can get information about job opportunities and events organized by Aalto Economics.

Aalto ISM Aalto ISM is the association for students studying Information and Service Management in their Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees, as well as people interested in the intersection of business and technology. Joining Aalto ISM allows you to tap into the social and professional network of Aalto ISM and gain a better vantage point in the job market. Aalto ISM organizes a variety of exciting events ranging excursions at top technology and consulting companies to social events such as after exams at the end of each exam week. The highlight of the year is the yearly study trip, which takes place in a key technology hub such as California or Dublin. Voicing the opinion of ISM students to faculty is also a key priority of Aalto ISM, which ensures that the students’ opinions will always be heard. For more information on Aalto ISM, visit aaltoism.fi, subscribe to the newsletter, and follow Aalto ISM on Facebook (fb.com/ aaltoismry) and 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 and master’s levels as well as people, who are just genuinely interested in all things related to marketing. As the name suggests, we are an ecosystem of marketing enthusiasts: AMS brings together students, alumni, companies and faculty members. Annually we arrange dozens of events ranging from company case competitions, career evenings and training work-


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shops to afterwork sessions, parties and study trips. As the voice of the marketing students, we participate actively in developing and improving the marketing studies at Aalto University School of Business. All in all, we are an active, friendly and open community of both future marketing professionals and people who are interested in marketing. Read more about us from our website: aaltomarketing.fi and follow us on Instagram @aaltomarketingsociety and Facebook @aaltomarketing.

CEMS Club Helsinki CEMS is a global alliance of the world’s elite business schools, leading multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master in International Management (MIM). The CEMS MIM itself is a top-ranked and globally prestigious degree. CEMS Club Helsinki is the student organization of CEMS at Aalto University School of Business. We host social, alumni, and corporate events - some of these open to all students. The objective of CEMS Club Helsinki is to ensure that both Finnish and international CEMS students at Aalto University maximize their CEMS experience and to help its members create and maintain an exceptional network. For more information check out: cemsclubhelsinki.com. Like our FB page to get notified on upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/CEMSClubHelsinki/. Follow us on Instagram: @cemsclubhelsinki. Learn more about applying to CEMS at Aalto: https://www.aalto.fi/ en/study-at-aalto/cems-mim-in-aalto-university. Learn more about CEMS: cems.org/about

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 600 students, graduates and friends of the International Design Business Management (IDBM) master’s program, living and working all over the world. We are thinkers and doers united by an innovation-driven mindset and passion for meaningful impact. By crossing the boundaries between disciplines IDBMers integrate multiple perspectives and approaches to create long-lasting value. The events we organise include monthly afterworks, the annual Christmas party, and IDBM Impact--the key event of the year. IDBM Impact gala showcases the result of the IDBM Industry Project (15 ECTS). During the six month long course, teams of IDBM students tackle real-life cases for client companies. We are always looking for fresh ideas and collaboration opportunities. Just drop us a line at hello@idbmklubi.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @idbmklubi to keep up to date. For more information on the IDBM master’s program visit idbm.fi.

Jury Jury is a subject club for business 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 partners, we will offer you a great selection of events. For example excursions, career info evenings, afterworks, special events for mursus and much more. Also, all Aalto students are welcome to our events! Check out our Facebook page @juryainejarjesto for more information. There you will also find a link for joining the club. Follow us also on Instagram and LinkedIn @jurybiz. If you have any questions, you can contact us via email: jury@ky.fi.

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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 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 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 Managements 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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Project Committees KY has project committees that work on a specific matter. Right now, we have four project committees: Annual Ball Committee, Kiljukaula Committee, Goodbye KY Committee and TEKNISTÄ. The Annual Ball Committee is recruited each year in the autumn to organize the upcoming annual ball. TEKNISTÄ is a more stable committee with less changes and is responsible for all technology-related stuff at KY. Kiljukaula Committee is responsible for creating a new songbook for 110-year-old KY and Goodbye KY Committee makes sure that we can say a proper goodbye to our beloved KY Building.

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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. The traditional event cherishes KY’s centennial history and celebrates our strong community. In 2020 the Annual Ball was held once again at Restaurant Bank, where we celebrated KY’s 109th birthday with a three-course dinner, traditional programm and a fabulous 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 their academic year or KY background. Usually the committee consists of 7-9 members who all have different responsibilities, including one chairman. Responsibilities include for example catering, programm, invitations, corporate relations and communications. Even though the Annual Ball is hands down the most traditional event of the year, each committee can add enough personal touch to make it look like their own!

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Goodbye KY Committee The home of all Kylteris, the iconic KY Building, will in the future no longer serve in its current purpose. Soon it is time to say thank you for good and that is why a proper farewell celebration is not only an option, but a must. The Goodbye KY Committee is in charge of organizing the event(s) to honour our beloved home and its history one last time. The date and exact form of the event are still under discussion since the future plans for KY Building are also unclear. Remember to stay alert Mursu and keep an eye on KY’s information channels, you surely don’t want to miss this!

Kiljukaula Committee Kiljukaula Committee is in charge of revising and editing a renewed version of our beloved Kiljukaula songbook, which will be published in time for KY’s 110th anniversary celebrations. Our team consists of KY culture veterans (or gluntti’s, as one would put it in Finnish) with a passion for singing culture at KY. Kiljukaula is revised approximately once every decade, so our whole team is incredibly excited to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity! During the upcoming fall, you too will get a chance to submit your favorite songs that you think would be just perfect for the new Kiljukaula, so stay tuned!

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! See more at teknistä.fi.


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KY Alumni KY Alumni is a place where graduates (or those identifying as graduates) from Aalto University School of Business get to mingle with other graduates as well as with current students. If you get all warm-and-fuzzy inside when reminiscing about your student times and when the letters K and Y are used in combination, you are at the right place. For someone who is just on the brink of starting their studies at university, graduation and what looms beyond it may seem far 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 a combination of people, community and shared experiences. KY Alumni enables the alumni to meet each other and members of the current student population, hear about current happenings at KY and Aalto community and participate in selected KY events. We also organize our own events, such as lauluilta, after works, our own annual ball – and the already traditional “Vanhojen Vapputolppa”. KY Alumni has its own board, consisting of chairman and members, who meet up regularly. By joining KY Alumni, you are also a senior member of KY. Nowadays you can join us and attend our events even before you are officially graduated. Please note that if you have been a member of KY during your student times, your student membership ends when you graduate, and you do not become a member of KY Alumni automatically. Currently there are no joining or annual membership fees in joining us. If you have any questions regarding KY Alumni, you can contact us via email alumni@ky.fi or our Facebook page KY Alumni. Don’t forget to follow our page, either. 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 Alumni 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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Kylteri Magazine If it is thought-provoking and has something to do with business, it is most certainly featured in Kylteri. Aalto University Business Students’ magazine, Kylteri, provides journalism that covers topics ranging from student life and societal phenomena to career and alumni stories.

Kylteri has been keeping up the journalism traditions of Aalto University Business Students for nearly 21 years. Since day one, the magazine has provided its readers with journalism highlighting new perspectives of student life. In the age of social media’s growing impact, the Kylteri editorial team has placed great emphasis on creating timely content on social media. Over the past year, Kylteri has covered topics such as the significance of grades and work-life balance, Reddit’s investment community r/wallstreetbets, and so-called spirit animals of different study programs at the School of Business.

Ever dreamed of working in communications – join Kylteri! Are you an aspiring writer or do you dream of being the next Hemingway? Are you keen on photography or do your photography skills stretch beyond taking simple snaps on your mobile phone? It doesn’t matter, whether you are a newbie or experienced in the field of magazine making, Kylteri is your place to be! And if you ever feel like you need a helping hand, Kylteri editorial staff is at your disposal. Magazine’s editorial staff is looking for assisting writers, photographers, and illustrators. Every assisting contributor is paid a recompense, starting from 40 euros. The magazine is published twice this year and the next issue is brought out in October. Note that fluency in written Finnish is recommended, but Kylteri also publishes social media articles in English. If you are willing to take part in the making of this magnificent magazine, feel free to contact Kylteri’s Editor-in-Chief jenni.toivonen@ky.fi. To find out more and stay informed, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @kylteri and check out our webpage kylteri.fi.


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

The Representative Council consists of KY members who are eager to have an influence on the actions of KY and the future of our dear community. Whereas the KY office take care of the daily operations and development at KY, the Representative Council sets the broader frame to guide said operations. The Council determines what KY is, what it stands for and what KY actually does today and in the years to come. The Council operates at the very heart of KY, which makes it a great viewpoint to all that’s happening in our community! The Representative Council operates through meetings, which are held approximately once a month in KY’s premises in either Otaniemi or Töölö. This spring, also the Council has run into unforeseen circumstances and been forced to hold meetings remotely. When it’s possible, we also organize meeting afterworks and other leisure events to balance the serious work of the Council members and to get them acquainted with each other. The actual decisions of The Representative Council are made in the meetings, but ultimately they are only the culmination of council work - a lot of hours go into preparation, discussion and planning as well. In 2020, the Representative Council has been e.g. planning our future premises, approving the future direction of Kylteri magazine and supervising the implementation of KY’s strategy. The Representative Council is elected every two years: the next Representative Council elections will be held in the fall of 2021, concurrently with the elections of the Representative Council of our student union, AYY. The current Representative Council was elected last year and it consists of 21 members and 42 deputy members from both Otaniemi and Mikkeli. This current two-year term is historic since it is the first one to operate fully in English.

This seems interesting! How can I jump aboard? Come and attend a Representative Council meeting - all KY members are welcome! Keep an eye out for upcoming meetings and previous decisions on ky.fi and KY’s social media. Have a chat with a current Council member to make sure your voice is heard. They’re there to represent all KY members - and that includes you! Run as a candidate, or at least vote, in the next Council election in fall 2021.

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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 in Aalto BIZ Studying in 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 in the School of Business You study in 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, in 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 readymade 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. Remember 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 en- rolling on courses and exams.

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.

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

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

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

Common Core Studies 60 ECTS

Advanced Studies 48 ECTS

Specialization Studies 42 ECTS

Minor Studies 24-30 ECTS


Elective Studies 18-30 ECTS

Methodological Studies 12 ECTS

Language Studies 18 ECTS

Pro Gradu Thesis and Seminar 36 CTS

Minor Studies 24 ECTS


Elective Studies 12 ECTS

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.

Photo: Markus Havia

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 30 to learn more about KY-Sub.

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

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 is English and the RepCo has international members. If you want to participate in the most important decision making in KY and improve your language skills, make sure to run at the next elections!



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.

Housing AYY owns apartments that are rented out to students of Aalto University. However, AYY does not have adequate housing for all Aalto University students, so you should also search for an apartment through other channels. First-year students and students moving from outside the metropolitan area have priority in the housing queue. You can apply for housing as soon as you receive the confirmation of your place of study. A so-called freshman point is available for AYY’s shared apartment queues. In order to receive the freshman point, you must apply for housing no later than in July or December, depending on when your studies begin.

Applying for AYY’s housing 1. 2. 3.

Get to know the housing section on AYY’s website: ayy.fi/asuminen Carefully read through the application info: ayy.fi/asuminen/asunnonhakijat/ hakuinfo 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 forms: https://www.ayy.fi/fi/asuminen/kysy-asumisesta 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/

Student financial aid Student financial aid is a social benefit, which consists of three parts: 1. 2. 3.


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


In order to receive student financial aid, you must gain at least 5 ECTS per supported month. However, the minimum is 20 ECTS per academic year, regardless of the number of months for which you receive student financial aid. In addition, since student financial aid is a social benefit, the amount of your income has an effect on how many months of student financial aid you are entitled to during the year. Students who begin their academic studies for the first time in 2020 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 firstyear 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 Manager of Academic Affairs of Aalto BIZ Pia Lahti pia.lahti@aalto.fi, KY Board member Paula Malka paula.malka@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.



Different locations, one KY Since the spring 2019, the business students at Aalto University have been at two campuses: Otaniemi and Mikkeli. However, KY has facilities also in Töölö.

Otaniemi At the Otaniemi campus, Bachelor’s students at the School of Business carry out their studies at the Undergraduate Centre on Otakaari 1, along with students of many other Aalto disciplines. 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 Centre. 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.

KY service hours at Espilä:

Tuesday 15:00-17:00 Thursday 10:00-12:00

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 in the Undergraduate Centre. 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 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, 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.

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.



Build like an entrepreneur Anyone can be a builder. We’re here to help you find your tools.

All university students need entrepreneurial skills. That doesn’t mean we want every student to become an entrepreneur, because we don’t. The skills and mindsets of successful entrepreneurs, however, are beneficial to everyone. In a rapidly changing world, it’s impossible to predict the future precisely. What we can do is try and build a future in which we’d like to live. We can learn to understand users’ needs, to be adaptive and creative, to solve problems instead of finding scapegoats and to communicate our vision to others. That’s what entrepreneurs have always done, and it’s time everyone else started doing it too.

Aalto Ventures Program is the entrepreneurship education program at Aalto University. Entrepreneurial courses open for all Aalto students AVP Startup minor for diving deep into the startup world Open events on all things entrepreneurship

At AVP, students solve real problems related to Sustainable Development Goals in multidisciplinary teams. After your time with us, you’re free to set up your own company, or take your skills and ideas into an existing one and help them see things more clearly. Either way is equally valuable in building a better future.

Follow us and find out more: avp.aalto.fi @aaltoventuresprogram Aalto Ventures Program




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


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Dear Mursu, First of all, congratulations for getting into Aalto University School of Business! You are going to have amazing time ahead of you. It has been exactly 10 years now, since I opened KY Guide myself, eagerly waiting my studies to begin. As an Aalto BIZ and KY alumna, I would like to share a few tips I hope someone would have told me back then: • • •

Focus on your studies and study well, but remember also to have fun – a good balance is key! Participate to student organization activities you find interesting! Gaining new skills, networks and friendships don’t happen only inside lecture halls. Start to consider different career options early on. Stay open minded, share experiences with others and above all, study subjects you find genuinely interesting. And remember, you will find your own career path eventually, don’t stress about it too much.

Looking back now, I’m so happy I decided to apply to Aalto University School of Business; through the studies, I’ve found my own career in the field of IT and consulting and I am privileged to have a job I find truly interesting and rewarding.

Enjoy the student life ahead of you, I hope to see you in our events soon! Best regards, Essi Myllymäki M.Sc., Aalto University School of Business Consulting Analyst and Aalto BIZ School collaboration lead at Accenture



aTalent Recruiting - KY’s own recruiting company aTalent Recruiting is a recruiting company owned by Prodeko’s alumni association, Prodeko and KY. We offer career opportunities for students and recent graduates in the fields of business, technology and IT. Our ambition is to offer the best possible recruitment experience for our applicants. That’s right, we are here for you Mursu!

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 startups to listed companies, and have recruited employees for companies such as Nordea, Hartwall and Rovio. We offer part-time and full-time positions, summer jobs, traineeships and shorter projects and in addition provide comprehensive feedback and support in any career related matter. Last year a whopping 572 young champions landed their dream job through us!

How can I benefit from aTalent? By joining aTalent’s register you will get information about open job positions in your field of study targeted directly to you based on your interests. We also use the register for headhunting so it is a good idea to join 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 party. We also post the open positions regularly on social media, so it is highly recommended to follow both our Facebook -page, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts and KY Career & Monday Mail! At aTalent we care deeply about the professional development of young talents. This 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, which is why we are looking forward to seeing you in different student events! Read more and join our register at www.atalent.fi



HELSINGIN EKONOMIT What is Helsingin Ekonomit – The Finnish Business School Graduates Helsinki Section? 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 range of events and courses where you can develop your skills and get inspired. We also provide you a networking platform: Helsingin Ekonomit has about 16 800 members with whom you can discuss, brainstorm, spar and create meaningful relationships. Our members are business graduates from all over Finland. Helsingin Ekonomit has 17 clubs, each of which focuses on a certain field of business, e.g. finance, marketing, digitalization, public governance and so on. The clubs collaborate with KY’s subject clubs. Our 180 volunteers create relevant content for business graduates by organizing events, writing blogs about current issues, developing our organization and doing various other activities. Our main purpose is to support the professional and personal skills of our members and to act as a networking platform among business graduates.

How can you benefit from Helsingin Ekonomit? •

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As a business student, you are welcome to attend any of the 150 events we organize every year. Events are related mainly to professional skills, company visits and wellbeing. Most of the events are free. You may find a mentor or meet your dream employer by taking part. Check out our events at helsinginekonomit.fi and come along! We also organize webinars which you can follow at Helsingin Ekonomit live website. Most of our webinars are recorded and you can watch them later from our webinar archive. Visit our website for more information. Our main event of the year is Ekonomi Summit, which gathers together 1000 business students and graduates from all over the country. This year Ekonomi Summit is organized on Friday 23rd of October. Mark your calendar and get your ticket at ekonomisummit.fi! You can also join one of our clubs or working committees. We are constantly looking for new volunteers. Get to know our clubs and working committees at helsinginekonomit.fi and contact us. Helsingin Ekonomit grants scholarships every year for business students. Application period for scholarships is during autumn. Follow our social media channels and stay tuned! We want you to succeed and to get what you want during and after your studies. The better you are, the better all

Follow us! Facebook and Twitter: Helsingin Ekonomit Linkedin: Helsingin Ekonomit ry


Get in Touch! Leena Karppinen M.Sc. Aalto University School of Business (2019) Community Relations Coordinator Helsingin Ekonomit ry leena.karppinen@heko.fi


Suomen Ekonomit You create your own future and we at The Finnish Business School Graduates want to be there to help you achieve your full potential! Together we form a community of like-minded people with the same educational background. Congratulations and welcome to Aalto University! We want to walk along with you - from the beginning of your studies and throughout your whole working life. The Finnish Business School Graduates was founded 1935 by former members of KY who wanted to spend more time together and support each other in their working life. Nowadays, we are a central organization for graduates and students in Economics and Business Administration. There are more than 50 000 of us, including 13 student societies across Finland. 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, but also to prepare and guide you along the way towards a career of your dreams.

As a student member you are entitled to several of our services free of charge, for example: •

Our legal counselors advise you every weekday between 9–12, tel. +358 20693205. You can also make an appointment in our booking calendar. They check employment contracts and give advice to many other work life related legal issues.

You can attend webinars, career clinics and group discussions related to career services

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 as a result of our negotiations in the labour market. When you experience turning points in working life, we help, find solutions and act as spokesmen for our community as well as for you. Follow your Kylli Saara and keep track on all member benefits and services you are entitled to! Read more: ekonomit.fi My name is Saara Oksanen and I am your local Kylli, which means that I work as a student liaison for the organization in Aalto University. Therefore I 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.

Saara Oksanen Student Liaison The Finnish Business School Graduates tel. 050 5524784 saara.oksanen@ekonomit.fi Facebook: Kylli Kylteri Instagram: kyllikylteri




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!


Welcome to your new home

Welcome to the Aalto University School of Business and, above all, welcome to KY! I’m certain that your next few years will be unforgettable in plenty of ways. Our task at KY is to create the best possible conditions for unique student life, and you as new members of our community play a major role in this. Our office, Espilä, works as the base of KY and is located just next to the new main building of Aalto School of Business. The office functions as the core of our activities, with volunteers and paid employees arranging a variety of activities to all of our members. As the Executive Director, my main responsibility is to keep our cogs well oiled in the office and make sure that everything runs smoothly. I’m just one of the employees – we range from Communications Coordinator to Culture Producer. Should you need to get a reservation to our premises, buy some KY Products or just help in general, we are here to help. In the following pages, you can see that each employee has their own role in the office. Besides the employees, our board members also have their own responsibilities, so we are a surprisingly big group! I’m quite certain that most of the faces will become familiar to you in the near future. Who knows – perhaps you will find yourself as a member of the KY Office one day! Community aspect is one of the biggest benefits of KY. You can do almost anything here – from joining one of the existing associations to founding a new one, the possibilities are limitless. On top of our clubs, subcommittees and subject clubs, committees bring their own vital touch to the possibilities of volunteering at KY. Whether you are interested in music, sports, wellbeing or organizing parties, there truly is something for everybody! Regardless of how you decide to use your years at KY, what matters for us is that you are a kylteri and you are the reason why we exist. Come say hi to the office and enjoy the following years. I sincerely hope that we can help you to find your place in our community. And bear in mind: our office serves free coffee!

Nina Pitkänen, Executive Director


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KY Board KY Board consists of eight of your fellow students dedicated to make your studies better and your student life as good as it can be. The members of the board are selected once a year by the representative council. 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. Being on the board is a full-time job, so the members do not have a lot of time for studies in the meantime. On the other hand, the members of the board get to be a part of decision-making at the highest level and take part in 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 Heikki Helaniemi divides his time between general leadership, management tasks and representing KY. Our Vice Chairman Rasmus Ylinen 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 2020 Heikki Helaniemi, Chairman Rasmus Ylinen, Vice Chairman Akseli Manninen Isabella Kärkkäinen Paula Malka Pauli Pihlajamäki Saramaria Ritala Topi Ronkainen


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Academic Affairs The Academic Affairs sector ensures that the voices of business students are being heard regarding educational matters and that the education level stays up to par at our world-class university.

KY’s academic affairs work concentrates on acting as the voice of the business students of Aalto University in both school and national level discussions. The advocacy work focuses on improving the quality and appreciation of education by active participation and collaboration with the School of Business and AYY. Two board members, Isabella Kärkkäinen and Pauli Pihlajamäki, are in charge of KY’s academic and educational affairs but the work is not done solely by two people. Academic Affairs Committee KOVA, subject clubs and student representatives of the administration, hallopeds, all participate in student advocacy. KY’s Academic Affairs sector handles also campus affairs which focus on developing the learning spaces of the business students on our two campuses in Otaniemi and Mikkeli. This year campus affairs have concentrated on gathering feedback about the new School of Business in Otaniemi (which we moved into 2019), and planning future developments to make our learning spaces even better.

How can you get involved as a fresh mursu? Some basic courses have seen changes this year and thus giving feedback about these courses and studies is more important than before. We strongly emphasize the importance of answering the course feedback form, commenting courses on Fringe Study Guide and sending KY’s Academic Affairs sector questions, ideas and feedback about studies. Our anonymous study feedback form is also a great way to share your opinions about courses. More information about study-related issues, and the study feedback form can be found at www.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.


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Communications What is happening next fall, where and when? If you are still not sure, there is no reason to worry - KY’s Communications sector is here to keep you informed about all the cool stuff that’s happening at KY.

Especially in the beginning of your studies, the amount of information can sometimes feel overwhelming. Luckily, our board member Saramaria Ritala and Communications Coordinator Emilia Silius, are trying their best to offer the most relevant information especially for business students ranging from upcoming events, studies and student benefits to career and volunteering opportunities. Basically, this duo is responsible for communicating everything that’s happening. By following KY’s official communications channels, you will stay up-to-date about all that is happening at KY throughout the year. 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 Today and KY Career. Check out also our website www.ky.fi and subscribe our weekly newsletter, Monday Mail (you can subscribe it when you fill out the KY member application form)! The Communications sector doesn’t end there. It also includes Art Director Landys Roimola, IT Coordinator Joona Huikuri and the Editor-in-Chief of the Kylteri Magazine Jenni Toivonen. Landys 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 IT stuff, such as the website, maintaining technics at KY’s premises and new projects regarding technology. IT Coordinator is also part of TEKNISTÄ Committee (page 48). 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 our website 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!

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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.

Wellbeing Uni years are often described as the best years of our lives – and no wonder why! However, alongside all the gloriousness, everyone faces struggles from time to time. Supporting the Wellbeing of our members is a top priority for KY, and one of the main tasks of KY Board member Paula Malka and Association Coordinator Sanni Lappalainen, together with KY’s very own Sports and Wellbeing Committee. This fall, we are launching a new wellbeing program BeWell, that aims to create an open and transparent environment for KY members and make the discussion about difficult topics easier. Need someone to talk to? Check out our Wellbeing Tutors on ky.fi/wellbeing/ and feel free to contact them at any time! Or are you in need of a chat with peers that have gone through a similar experience than you have? Browse through different wellbeing-related themes on ky.fi/wellbeing/, pick a suitable one and join an anonymous chat session on Tukinet with us! And don’t forget to attend the Sports and Wellbeing Committee LiHy’s various events such as our Wellbeing Weeks and cake buffets! Besides feeling good, it is crucial that each of us feels safe and respected in our community. KY wants to provide a safe and equal environment for everyone, and has created a set of rules for the type of behavior we expect in the everyday KY life. Be sure to check out our renewed Code of Conduct on ky.fi!


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Culture KY aims to provide the best student experience in the world for our members. Our goal is that everyone feels welcomed in our community where our members can thrive. KY exists solely for – and because – of its members. For many reasons, KY is proud of its student culture and it truly is something you cannot compare to anything else. While all of KY’s amazing associations partake in creating one of the most diverse student cultures in the world, the cultural sector is here to treasure KY’s most beloved traditions by overseeing events from the Annual Ball to Wappu, from all the Kuntis parties to the traditional Lauluilta dinners. KY’s culture sector thrives on breaking the expectations of what is student culture to what it can be and making it a reality. The sector is run by KY Board member responsible for culture Topi Ronkainen and Culture Producer Topias Turppa. Another crucial part of KY’s culture sector is our amazing volunteers, especially our three subcommittees, KUJ, NESU-KY and KY-Sub (page 30), and the amazing Cultural Committee. Each year, over a hundred new mursus join our subcommittees and end up with amazing experiences and friendships to last a lifetime. As for the Cultural Committee, KUVA (page 32), it is the glorious group of volunteers in the heart of the KY behind many of the traditional KY 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.

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. Being a mursu (a new student) or an exchange student at KY is an experience of a lifetime that can’t be replicated anywhere else. KY takes a lot of pride in its mursu upbringing, upholding some of the oldest traditions in Finnish student culture. The sector is run by Topi Ronkainen, KY Board member responsible for new students, and Anna Song, the Tutor coordinator at the School of Business and chair of the Tutor Committee (page 34). 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 KY members from KY Office members to association volunteers.

Clubs Around 60 associations call KY home, and of these associations many are clubs. KY’s association coordinator Sanni Lappalainen and the KY Board member responsible for clubs, Paula Malka, ensure that all clubs get as much support and guidance as they need. KY’s clubs offer almost everything you could imagine, and play a key role in producing KY’s culture. Anything from golf to wine tasting, skiing to debating… if you can come up with it, we most likely have a club for it! However, if you feel like something is missing, or you just have an amazing new idea you want to try out, you are more than welcome to either start a project or found a club of your own! Just contact Sanni and she will respond to any questions you might come up with!

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Corporate Relations For many of us, career is an integral part of our lives already as students. Summer jobs and internships offer experience that is worth gold. Therefore, KY wants to boost your career! KY is dedicated to show you the best career opportunities and to help you land your dream job.

Every one of us pursues the best possible career. However, many of us don’t yet know what we want from our career or what paths we should choose to reach our goals. KY wants to help its members to answer these puzzling questions. KY’s Corporate Relations sector consists of three members of the KY Office and KY’s Corporate Relations Committee CORE. My name is Akseli Manninen and I’m responsible for corporate relations at the KY Board. I work alongside two sales coordinators Eemeli Paunonen and Daniel Harper Kakkonen. We are here to help you land your dream job! Our mission is to bring companies and students together in a manner that benefits both. We offer students a lot - Firstly, students get to know what companies are the most interested in us. Secondly, students learn what companies are beneath the surface. Thirdly, students can network with companies’ representatives and have an advantage when applying for jobs. Companies, in turn, get to know and attract KY’s brightest talents. KY has many kinds of ways for companies to be involved in students’ lives. We especially emphasise face to face encounters between students and companies, which are facilitated during e.g. CORE’s events and excursions. Companies are also present on our dollar green overalls, social media and print media. In addition, the finest events of KY wouldn’t be possible without the support of our partners. So, what industries do KY’s members typically work in? First of all, the School of Business grants us an amazing academic education which is suitable for a vast variety of jobs, and our skills are needed in every company. Having said that, the three most common fields where KY’s members get employed are consulting 32%, financial industry 18% and ICT 16%. Remember that it’s never too early to get hands-on experience on working life! Don’t forget to join the exclusive KY Career groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. This way, you will get an edge on your career by hearing about the best opportunities!


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The Student Center Project KY has a rich history in Töölö with the home of kylteris being the KY Building. Many of you reading this may already know the iconic KY letters standing watch over Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu, always glowing warm and inviting. All good things come to an end eventually, however when one door closes, another opens! Since Aalto was formed in 2010 and business students gradually moved to Otaniemi a joint project with Teknologföreningen (TF) and the Aalto University Student Union (AYY) has been underway to build a new student center in Otaniemi. The Student Center will be a place where all three organizations can thrive and maintain their own unique identities. It will have convenient services, spaces to chill with friends, and opportunities to encounter new people and ideas. All Aalto people will have a reason to visit the Student Center. Most importantly it will also be the new home for KY and will include, among many other things, our own event hall, spaces for our volunteers, and the KY Office! Work is under way and currently all three parties are working with architects on finishing up the conceptual design. Construction is expected to start in the beginning of 2022 and you will be among the first users when finished in late 2023! When opened, it will mark the start of a new chapter in KY’s history.

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KY Foundation KY Foundation helps students achieve their professional, study-related and extracurricular goals at 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 550 000 € in association and project grants! The latest information of current subsidies can be found at KY’s webpages and the grant portfolio is developed according to students’ needs. All 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 purposes. Whether organizing larger meetings, parties or chilling with coffee, these buildings provide business students with the space they need.


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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 and page 52) 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 Roope Paju. 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 Council consisting of the KY Association’s representative council members (page 53). Day-to-day operations run through Managing Director Juho Paavola.

Executive Board of the KY Foundation Student members: Roope Paju (Chairman) Touko Aroheikki Aura Hemminki Olli Kangas Antti Perttula Heikki Helaniemi (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. The foundation is currently offering the building for domestic and international real estate investors, and in the fall, the KY Foundation Supervisory Council will decide if we should sell the building to the highest bidder or rather continue developing the building by ourselves. Either way; if everything goes as planned, the building will go to renovation in early 2021. The building will stay in its current student use at least until December 31st 2020. The Foundation and the KY Association are prepared to provide students with temporary solutions to replace KY Building’s services during the renovation.

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Nina Pitkänen Executive Director 050 043 0546 nina.pitkanen@ky.fi

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

Onni Syvälahti Real Estate Assistant 045 124 2963 onni.syvalahti@ky.fi

Joona Huikuri IT Coordinator 040 353 8277 joona.huikuri@ky.fi

Landys Roimola Art Director 040 353 8287 landys.roimola@ky.fi

Daniel Harper Kakkonen Sales Coordinator 040 353 8282 daniel.harperkakkonen@ky.fi

Eemeli Paunonen Sales Coordinator 040 353 8282 eemeli.paunonen@ky.fi


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Sanni Lappalainen Association Coordinator 040 353 8285 sanni.lappalainen@ky.fi

Topias Turppa Culture Producer 040 353 8276 topias.turppa@ky.fi

Emilia Silius Communications Coordinator 040 353 8279 emilia.silius@ky.fi

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Juho Paavola Managing Director, KY Foundation juho.paavola@ky.fi 0400 241 961

Jenni Toivonen Editor-in-Chief of Kylteri Magazine jenni.toivonen@ky.fi

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

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Tutors 2020 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 Tutors: Adina Lakkala Annika Leino Daniel Harper Kakkonen Edward Daka Eemeli Paunonen Elina Rauvala Ellen Harjanne Elli Jaakola Elsa Korpeinen Emilia Silius Emma Pasanen Emma Rosenberg Evita Tuovinen Helmi Nuortimo Helmi Peräkylä Henrik Ilola Ida Perttunen Iiris Varhe Iiro Alm Janika Santala Jaro Partanen Joel Laitila Jonas Berninger Joona Nuortie Julius Aula Justus Rafols Kalle Kariniemi Lara Kanerva Laura Salo Leeni Erkko Leila Helynranta Maria Koskela Mikko Hiltunen Mikko Männistö Mimmi Wilkki Nilkas Helineva Oliver Nässi Onni Pöyhtäri Onni Syvälahti Oona Sahlman Oskar Reponen Otto Iirola Paula Suurmaa Rasmus Söderström


Robin Haapavaara Roosa Leikkonen Saana Sairanen Sara Pirhonen Ting Pan Tuomas Takanen Tytti Tuomi Valtteri Laine Veikko Pere Vilma Mertanen Waltteri Vaittinen

Economics tutors: Aron Janzso Aurora Morén Jesse Haapanen Julian Gröndahl Kim Jokinen Oona Sunnari Sohvi Kupila

Open Uni tutors: Antti Huotari Ida Nagy Lotta Heikkinen Olavi Nummisto Toni Flyktman

Exchange Tutors:

Master’s Tutors:

Aapo Huotari Aino Haapamäki Aleksi Huhtamäki Annika Mattelmäki Axa Lares Eero Kaikkonen Eeva Lauritsalo Ellen Eskelin Hannu Häikiö Jasmin Jutila Joakim Saurén Jutta Virtanen Karita Ihto Katariina Vuorinen Lauri Ruha Leevi Riikonen Leo Karihtala Markus Kallaluoto Minka Sukanen Nina Ihalainen Paavo Nissinen Santeri Korkee Sara Hyttinen Sasu Äijälä Teresa Hakala Totti Saikkonen Ville Nevasuo

Aleksi Romakkaniemi Anniina Linnala Annika Järvinen Antti Lehto Daniela Tapprest Elias Peltonen Fanny Klucin Johanna Hytönen Juuso Larte Kaiku Kettunen Kalle Kiiskinen Laura Nikola Mari Väisänen Meri Ikäheimo Mia Lundström Mimmi Kuusisaari Nea Koivumäki Otto Kopra Pettiina Niiranen Riia-Leena Wallin Sanna Perälä Soyoung Kim Juustovaara Tiiariikka Vihko Topi Soivio Verna Niva


KY Member benefits In addition to the regular student discounts, KY members get many tailored benefits thanks to Corporate Relations Committee CORE (page 32). All you have to do is to flash your student card and a KY Sticker to have the discounts at hand!

All current benefits can be found at ky.fi/kybenefits/

Restaurants & Cafés Cafetoria Roastery -10% of beverages and tea/coffee bags Epic Foods -15% of all orders (Mon-Fri 11-19) Fafa’s Kamppi -10% of all menu products Factory Kamppi -15% of à la carte (Mon-Thu 15-21) Kahvi Charlotta -15% of all products Konnichiwa At KY Building - buffet 13/16€ (lunch/other times), -10% of tap drink Twist Café -20% of all food and non-alcoholic drinks Hanis Food -13% of all normal priced products Armis Pizzeria 7,90€ for regular products

Nightlife Apollo Live Club, Baarikärpänen, Eerikinkatu 11, Kaivohuone, Maxine, MS Louisiana and Wallis Karaoke Bar Free entrance 1 + 1 via the VIP queue before 12pm, sparkling, red & white wine 25€ Heidi’s Bier Bar Free entrance 1+1 before midnight. 8 drink vouchers per month & you can use max 3 vouchers per night. Requires sign up.

Nightlife benefits are not valid on special evenings. Age limits stand.


Services Hiusstudio.Helsinki -19% of all services TS-Salonki Currently KY discounts at ts-salonki.fi/kauppis Oases – Beauty Salon -40% of all services Ukko.fi -20% of Ukko.fi -service Yango Get 8 € off your first taxi ride with Yango app: link your bank card, enter KYBENEFIT promo code and choose bank card as the payment method before ordering the ride!

Shops Andiata 15% of normal priced products Aukia -20% of normal priced suits, -10% of other normal priced items Laatukoru -20% of normal priced products Suomen Kultakello -20% of normal priced products Nikolai Babitzin All products in the online store -25% Suomen Kultakello Normal priced products -20% TradeUp Check current benefit from ky.fi/kybenefits/ Kenkä-Pertti -10% of normal priced products

Sports Tennis Tuomola -40% of tennis courses at Meilahti sports center Blomqvist tanssikoulu Basic dance class 110€/pair, wedding classes 30€/pair TwentyKnots Windsurfing course 90€, SUP course 40€, SUP rentals 15/22,5€ Espoon Golfseura Free range ball basket and range subscription Kart in Club Helsinki -25% of 10 minutes single session (normally 20€) Season Golf -20% of from 60 range balls basket (Range) and before 16:00 on weekdays (Indoor) Nordcenter Golf 5 green fees for a discounted price of 99 euros


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.

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, where you can find the member service. AYY Aalto University Student Union. The student union of all the students at Aalto University. More on pages 21-23. B.Sc. KTK. An abbreviation used for Bachelor’s degree.


BAD A space for subject clubs, located at KY Building. 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 to KY Office, Espilä. 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 36-48.


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 32-35.. 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. Executive Director Toiminnanjohtaja. Formerly known as pääsihteeri, ‘Pässi’. The head of KY Office.


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 pages 24-26. 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 72. 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. KOPO Nickname for academic affairs. Derives from the word ‘koulutuspolitiikka’. Kuntis Derives from the word ‘kuntailta’. Kuntis is a party organized for KY members in a bar. When marked ‘avec’ you can bring along a friend who is not a KY member. Read more on page 17. KY Building KY-talo. KY’s heart in Töölö, located on Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B. There are two party venues in the building: Yläkertsi on the 3rd floor and Alakertsi in the basement. KY Corner A break room for all business students, conveniently located on the first floor of the U-wing in the Undergraduate Centre. KY Executive Board / KYH KY Board. More information on pages 78-79. 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.



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 Producer, Administrative Manager, Administrative Assistant, Real Estate Assistant and Executive Director. KYSTO KY:n toimisto. Abbreviation for KY Office. Kymppisuora A pub crawl by tram 10, arranged by KY-mppi at the end of April. Part of KY Wappu. KY Representative Council / KYE Also known as ‘edari’. KY’s ‘parliament’ and the highest decision-making body. Elections every two years, next time this autumn. Read more on page 53.


Ky.fi KY’s own website at ky.fi. Lauluilta A dinner party at which you sing, drink and dine in good company! M.Sc. KTM. An abbreviation used for Master’s degree. Maarintalo Computer halls and other 24/7 study spaces in Otaniemi, on Sähkömiehentie 3. At all Aalto students’ disposal. Member service Palveluneuvojat. KY’s three member service employees help you with all the practical KY matters. Mentoring Mentorointi. The process of a graduate already in the working life helping students close to graduation to plan their careers and giving other useful advice. KY has its own mini-mentoring program called KY Buddy. More information about the program and the mentors at 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 20. Rantasauna Also known as ‘Rantsu’. AYY’s rentable space at Jämeräntaival 7 that has two saunas, one small event space, a grill and an old-fashioned wooden bathing tub. You can also go swimming in the sea at the dock in front. Ruusula AYY’s student dormitory in Taka-Töölö. The nickname derives from the address Ruusulankatu 5. Saha KY’s own event space on Konemiehentie 1, the home of parties and KY activities in Otaniemi. 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 45. 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 30.



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 pages 46-48.


SYL The National Union of University Students in Finland. Abbreviation for Suomen ylioppilaskuntien liitto. AYY is a member of SYL. Teekkari Tech student. TOKYO Student Association TOKYO is a student organization which aims to bring together students of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture as well as its former students, the alumni. UniSport Sports services for university students on six campuses within the metropolitan area at an affordable price. More information at unisport.fi. 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 23.


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