The Annual Ball is the most traditional event at KY: the celebration of KY’s long history. However, every Annual Ball is the creation of the team organizing it and therefore unique. This crown jewel of KY has introduced KY members to the elegant side of life for example at the Finlandia Hall; in 2014 the ball was completed with a glamorous afterparty beneath the sparkling chandeliers of Kappeli.
The Annual Ball Committee is led by its chairman, and other roles in the committee include responsibility for decorations, invitations, corporate relations and location, for example. The KY Annual Ball takes place at the end of February. Members for the committee are chosen during autumn, usually in October.
EnerKY consists of KY’s sport tutors, who are a part of the KY Sports and Wellbeing Sector and also work in cooperation with AYY and Unisport. EnerKY’s mission is to inspire KY members to try out new sports and to have fun together while staying active. This small but effective group works together seamlessly, coming up with an abundance of new ideas to get students moving. In the past these sport tutors have arranged for example weekly running meets, crossfit and climbing try-out as well as basketball games.
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Annex Aalto is a two-day seminar event for students, featuring the most notable and interesting speakers in the business and academic worlds. The organizing team consists of the project manager and six to seven other team members, who each have their own responsibilities: finding the top speakers for the event, marketing and communications, organizing the sparkling evening gala held on the second seminar day, and so on.
The team for the next year is chosen soon after the previous event in February. The busiest time in organizing the seminar is late fall and the turn of the year, and a greater number of enthusiastic volunteers are recruited to help out at the time.
In addition to sending members abroad, KY organizes its own international week annually in Helsinki, welcoming about 30 students from around the world to participate in the IW. The week, held in October, is completely organized by a team of around ten students, selected in the beginning of the year. Arranging a week of activities is a challenge, but also perhaps one of the most rewarding international projects enabled by KY. The Helsinki IW is also visible for the rest of the KY members – the week is one of the busiest of the fall when it comes to partying!
An important but less demanding role in Helsinki IW can be acquired by applying to be a host for international visitors. As a reward hosts get the right to participate in the program of the whole IW, from company visits to a cottage trip and parties. The application starts in the fall, so keep your eyes and ears open!