COMMITTEES AND ASSOCIATIONS

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. Next, you’ll be introduced to our associations and possibilities in volunteering that we have to offer, so come along!

COMMITTEES

KY has six different committees that are led by a board member and an employee. All of these committees have different responsibilities ranging from culture and wellbeing to academic affairs and both new Mursus and Masters’ students. These responsibilities reflect well on the things the committees do at KY so stay tuned!

CORE

Corporate Relations Committee

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 you reach the best of them. As our name CORE suggests, we manage KY's corporate relations. We serve our partnering companies and help them reach KY's talented members. The most visible part of CORE's work are our career focused events and excursions, 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 communications and organizational skills, and gives them professional contacts from 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 in your career!

KOVA

Academic Affairs Committee

KY’s Academic Affairs Committee, KOVA, defends students’ interests, takes part in academic discussion and upholds cooperation with Aalto BIZ. We aim to improve studies and to ensure that your daily life as an Aalto BIZ student runs smoothly. For example, KOVA maintains the KY’s studies page which helps you navigate through your degree. While you are there, be sure to check out the Fringe Study Guide where you’ll find honest thoughts of our courses. When you advance in your studies, please revisit to leave a review. KOVA regularly shares study tips on KY’s Instagram ranging from advice on wellbeing to tips on useful software available to the Aalto community, so be sure to stay tuned.

The committee also organizes events, like Proffa-lauluilta, where students have the opportunity to let loose with professors. Besides campaigning for better studies, KOVA oversees selecting and awarding the Teacher of the Year to celebrate the success of our professors. In addition, an essential part of their work is to conduct surveys to guarantee student wellbeing and high-quality education.

KUVA

Cultural Committee

As you surely 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 17 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.

LIHY

Sports & Wellbeing Committee

Need some balance in your life alongside all the partying and studying? The Sports and Wellbeing Committee LiHy is here to help! To build a stronger KY community, LiHy organizes a wide range of events to support students’ physical and mental wellbeing. Be it remotely or live, LiHy is here to make you feel better and make your student life more balanced. Our events vary from a puppy coffee break, a remote cake buffet, to a multidisciplinary biking adventure, or a hiking trip to beautiful Lapland.

The 14 members of the most energetic Committee of KY can be recognized from their sporty and vibrant orange-striped adidas jackets and socks. LiHy’s goal is to provide students with unforgettable memories - and of course, to have fun at the same time!

MASTERS' COMMITTEE

Who said living your student life to the fullest ends once you start working on your master's degree? Masters’ Committee is here to help our beloved master's students in making the most of the last two (or more) study years!

MC organizes events where every master's 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 are up for one more year, 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

It is very likely that 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 that will lead you to the world of Aalto, academia, KY and memorable student life. The main goal for TC is to assure that all the tutors are top-notch and can create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the new students, while having a great time too. TC organizes all the tutor events such as Tutor Cottage and helps to create an unforgettable journey for the tutors.

TC consists of the Tutor Coordinator, eight committee members and the KY Board’s new students representative. Committee members are either responsible for Bachelor’s, Exchange or Master’s tutors and while supporting them, they learn valuable project and team management skills. TC is always ready and eager to help if you have any questions about tutoring!

PROJECT COMMITTEES

KY has project committees that work on a specific matter. Right now, we have just one project committee: the Annual Ball Committee. Project committees are often assembled for specific projects, so stay tuned to see if new ones are formed during your years at KY!

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. The Annual ball is organized by the Annual Ball Committee chosen during the autumn, usually around October.

In 2021 the Annual Ball was held remotely because of the pandemic situation. This did not deter the celebrations for KY’s 110 year long history but allowed for a new, creative take on the celebrations, allowing KY’s associations and members to commemorate the KY Spirit together and apart. Participants got into the spirit with cocktails and a traditional three course meal to simulate the traditional program of the evening.

See pictures from the previous Annual Ball

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 tight community to support each other. Many former members of KUJ, NESU-KY and KY-SUB look back at their subcommittee years with great fondness and remain friends with each other for the rest of their lives.

KUJ

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 fur 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 KY's culture. The door is open once – and only once – so mursu, choose wisely.

KY-SUB

KY-Sub, KY’s International Subcommittee, is the youngest and liveliest subcommittee on a mission to integrate exchange and international students into 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 all over the world, KY-Sub is the place to be! By joining Sub, you’ll become a part of an ever-growing and loving family, which provides you support and connections all over the world, long-lasting and close relationships, and a bunch of incredible memories along with many internal events. Don't hesitate to ask us more, a Sub member can be recognized from the flag ribbon on the side of our overalls.

NESU-KY

NESU-KY, the Association of Nordic Economic Students’ Union at KY, is the largest of the three subcommittees at KY. Our main responsibility is preserving KY’s sits-culture, and our first sitsparty of the semester – Harkkasitsit – is something you don’t want to miss!

Our event portfolio also includes career events held in cooperation with future employers, as well as many exclusive events for our members. You might have also heard of our legendary Wappu Terrace!

Each fall we warmly welcome tens of mursus to join us. You can recognize our members from the NESU-letters and names that embellish our overalls. Once you join NESU-KY, you become part of a tight community that grants you unforgettable experiences for the rest of your studies. Our active alumni are also a frequent sight at our events.

If you want to make the most of your first year at university, NESU is the place to be!

SUBJECT CLUBS

Subject clubs represent the variety of subjects taught at Aalto University School of Business. Each study programme has its own subject club organizing leisure time activities and maintaining good relations with the faculty.

The clubs also arrange excursions to visit future employers and familiarize students with the fields in which they will work. Despite the subject specific alignment, everyone is welcome to attend the events regardless of study background – it’s enough to show interest in the matter!

Aalto Economics

Aalto Economics is the subject club of students in Aalto University School of Business who are majoring in, or generally interested in, economics.

Aalto Finance

Aalto Finance is a subject club for students interested in finance at Aalto University School of Business.

Aalto BT

The subject club for Information and Service Management – and Business Analytics -programs at Aalto University School of Business.

Aalto Management

Aalto Management, in short MGT, is the subject club for all management students and other students interested in management at Aalto University.

Aalto Marketing Society

Aalto Marketing Society (AMS) is the association of marketing students at Aalto University School of Business.

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).

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.

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.

Aalto Accounting

Aalto 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.

CLUBS

KY is full of clubs for all tastes and interests. Activities range from wine tasting to sailing and movie nights to musicals, just to name a few! You’ll surely find something suited for you in the mix. However, if you feel like you’re still missing out on something, we encourage you to start your own club!

A!dventures

A!dventures brings adventure sports more accessible to students. We do everything outdoors, from multisport and ice climbing to just heading outdoors to enjoy camping and hiking.

Aalto Cocktail

Aalto Cocktail is an interdisciplinary club devoted to cocktails and cocktail culture. Its ambition is to bring something more tasty and stylish to the student culture of Aalto. Aalto Cocktail arranges various cocktail-related events and parties throughout the year.

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.

Aalto Sustainability Club

The Aalto Sustainability Club (ASC) is a vibrant community of students enthusiastic about sustainability. We organize events such as company visits, panel discussions, movie nights, and workshops to practice sustainability in collaboration with Aalto Test Site and other organizations.

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.

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).

EnerKY

EnerKY is a club that organizes low threshold sports events and tryouts for KY members. These low-effort and low-cost events are held to inspire business students to try new ways of exercising and having fun in a great company: past events have included e.g. twerking, bouldering and beach volley!

FCB-KY

FBC-KY, also known as ‘The Snakes’, is Aalto University’s floorball club for business students.

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!

KY Speksi

KY-Speksi is an interactive musical comedy, created by the students of the Aalto University School of Business, although students from other disciplines are warmly welcome as well.

KY United

KY United is the very own football club of Aalto business students. The club arranges many different field activities, such as weekly football practices during semesters, football league games, and tournaments (football/futsal/beach football).

KY-Beppo

Heittäkää! KY-Beppo is one of the youngest clubs in KY and the very own beer pong club of KY. The mission of KY-Beppo is to bring the joy of the most famous game in the university world to every business student.

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.

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-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.

KY-Vegas

KY-Vegas is a card game club for the students of Aalto University. Formed only recently at the end of 2017 by a large group of first-year business students, KY-Vegas promotes a relaxed environment and atmosphere from beginner players to experienced card enthusiasts alike.

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.

KYL

KYL, also known as Helsinki Academic Male Choir is 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.

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.

KYppendales

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

KYssi

KYssi is KY’s own tennis, badminton, squash, and table tennis club that organizes the wildest tournaments (and afterparties) for students. Our mission is to spread the joy of racket sports by bringing people together in a fun and relaxed setting.

Kyllä Oluelle

KYllä Oluelle is a fresh and new beer society. Our vision is to knock off the idea that beer is just the one euro cans you can find at your local supermarket. To chase this dream, we organize themed beer tastings, parties and other events!

LenkKY

LenkKY is a wellness club that focuses on running, with the goal of getting more and more students to tie the straps of their running shoes and head to the jogging path together. An important element of the jogging experience is also going through the performance at the sauna with friends.

Luova Aalto

Luova Aalto is a community bringing together both Aalto and other students interested in creativity. We share Aalto University’s mission of an innovative society that is based on strong cooperation and courage to create something new.

PTNKY

Extravagant. Extreme. Decadent. Degenerate. KY. Est. 1953

Tikelo

Aalto University’s movie club. Since 1965.

Viinikerho Baccus

Baccus is Aalto University’s wine club representing people interested in learning about wine, drinking wine, and most importantly, having fun while doing so. We organize tastings with a wide range of themes for both newbies and experienced wine enthusiasts.

Viskikerho WhisKY

Whisky club whisKY is a student club for business and other AYY students. We arrange a variety of different events: monthly whisky tastings, free hangout evenings and even visits to distilleries.

Women's Career Society

Women's Career Society is an association for all students at Aalto University and Hanken School of Economics regardless of major subject or year of studies. We organize various inspirational events, both independently and in cooperation with companies.

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.

Founding an association

Want to expand KY's club scene? Once you have an idea, start off by flicking through the existing KY’s associations above to check if KY already has a club that caters to ideas close to yours! If you’re confident you can bring something new to the table, familiarize yourself with KY’s by-laws for associations (in Finnish), which provide the framework for operating under KY. Once you’re convinced your association satisfies these criteria, you can start the foundation process described below.

1. Contact the Association coordinator

Before funding a legitimate association, you should contact KY's Association Coordinator, Heidi Riihimäki (heidi.riihimaki@ky.fi). The aim is to discuss your idea, see if there’s anything specific you need to take into account, anything KY can help with and to talk about the planned actions. As a result, you’ll have a better understanding of what it means to be a KY Club and how the foundation process works.

2. Organise a test event

Before registering your club as an association at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office and applying to KY`s association register, you should organize a test event. This is a great chance for you to see if KY members have interest towards your club’s actions, and whether you are eager to continue and develop the club. You are entitled to use KY’s official communication channels, reserve KY premises free of charge and apply for project funding from KY foundation.

After the event, you should be in touch with the Association Coordinator to discuss the event and your thoughts about the future of the club.

3. Hold a constitutive meeting

Select the name and form the rules for the association (can be formed beforehand but must be approved in the constitutive meeting)

Decide how people can become members of the association (remember that all KY members need to be able to join)

  • Sign the charter of the association

  • Compile minutes of the constitutive meeting that will be checked and signed

  • Draw up an action plan for the association (a long-term plan as well as a more detailed plan for the following year)

4. Register your association at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH)

  • Apply online and pay the registration fee (approx. 50-100€)

  • Prepare and attach the official rules and signed charter of the association & Association’s notice forms to the application:

5. Make sure your association meets KY’s criteria

6. Apply for KY’s association register, KY Clubs

To be able to be a KY Club, 2/3 of the criteria must be fulfilled:

  • High-quality operations

  • Operated by KY members

  • Activities directed mainly for KY members

Apply for KY's association register by filling this form. The Association Coordinator will handle your application and present it to KY Board for approval. You will be informed during the process.

To be able to fill the form you need the following information:

  • Association's name and aim

  • Business ID or association’s registration number

  • Home page (if applicable)

  • Description of planned activity

  • Brief description of planned member policy

  • Plans to ensure club’s continuity

  • Primary and secondary email addresses

  • The board’s names, posts and contact information

  • The time and date of the annual meeting

The KY Board will choose to accept or reject new associations to KY’s association register and may assign certain restrictions if all the criteria are not met.

7. Apply for KY’s association register, other clubs

Other clubs are allowed to use KY’s communication channels e.g. Facebook pages. Other clubs cannot reserve KY’s premises or use the KY van. This category is mostly for interdisciplinary clubs which wish to reach also KY members.

Apply for KY's association register by sending a freely formed email to the Association Coordinator. The email must contain the contact information of the association. The association needs to agree with the rules of by-laws for associations, organize events which also benefit KY’s members. The operation of the association must be in conformity with the aims of KY Association. The Association Coordinator will handle your application and present it to KY Board for approval. You will be informed during the process.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch! KY’s Association Coordinator, Heidi is always eager to answer any questions you might have!