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April 4, 2023

Teemu & Valtteri's Blog


Teemu's blog

Teemu satisfied with KY's new sauna with Weixin

Working as an Administrative Coordinator at KY means that no two days are ever the same. The job involves a wide variety of tasks, and you never know what the day will bring. As an Administrative Coordinator I got to learn how day-to-day operations are conducted by at an organization such as KY and influence them.

The tasks of an Administrative Coordinator includes supervising and developing KY premises (and of course the van), keeping track of the checklists, communicating with stakeholders, organizing meetings, making necessary purchases and much more.

KY Office is such a unique environment to work. You get to work with amazing people who are always ready to help you out when you’re in need. Kelpais varmaa sullekkin. (I bet you'd like it too.)

Before I applied, I had two years of volunteer experience in KY and I thought I knew almost everything about KY, but that was definitely not the case. During my employment I got to learn so much more about KY.

I would strongly recommend this role to someone who is:

  • self-imposed
  • not a afraid to make decisions or physical work
  • KY-hearted and want to learn more about our beloved student organization
  • trying to find a job along studies

If you have any questions about the job or anything else, please feel free to contact me. :)

Teemu Lehtinen

TG @kyadmincoo

Valtteri’s blog

Valtteri saying hi at Pikkulaskiainen

Working as KY’s IT Coordinator, I have been in charge of basically everything that has electricity running through it at KY – ranging from the showtech and networks at KY’s premises all the way to cloud services and email accounts. The broad range of responsibilities does make learning new things in my job pretty much mandatory, but honestly, I’ve found that to be one of the most motivating aspects of my job. The number of systems under my care also demands a hefty amount of self-organization, from prioritizing projects in my daily work to the documenting of my work for the future, but the freedom and possibilities for creative solutions make well up for that. I technically belong to three sectors, which adds up to the variety as I’ve gotten to work closely on KY’s communications and some academic affairs on the side through the KOVA committee.

Before starting at the KY office, I had volunteered at KY for three years and I was hungry for more, which is exactly what I got. I also had some background in for example web development and using Adobe’s software, but I did have to learn something new for most of my tasks. Not a week goes by when I don’t have to spend a moment just chatting with Google. Goes to show you really don’t have to be a pro, as long as you take the time and have the motivation to learn!

Working at the KY office has definitely been one of the best experiences I’ve had during my studies. Colleagues have become great friends, always helping out each other, working together and coming up with ideas. From the most “regular” days to the late nights working on events and projects, I’ve loved every second of my job and would not change a thing.

I’m always available to have a chat to answer any questions regarding the job (or anything else really), so don’t hesitate to ask!

Valtteri Häkkinen

TG @kyitcoo

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