There are six sections in AYY: Teekkari Section, Community Section Aava, Campus Section, Museum Section, Advocacy Management Group, more commonly known as Edujory, and UO section that was formed in January 2021. Also 2021 and 2022 there will be Teekkarius 150 section for a major celebration of 150 years old teekkari culture and tech students.
About the sections
Sections are the lively beating heart of the Aalto community activities. The ideas of the sections enrich the student culture and bring colour to the campus. The workload of a member of a section is a few hours a week. In connection with events and projects, more workhours may be required. A member of the section may also have a committee to lead, which also takes time. To serve as the chair of a section, you will need enthusiasm and motivation, a work-oriented approach and a willingness to lead a group of volunteers for a year. The chairs select from five to ten members to their sections, who are responsible for an event or project to be executed during the year. EduJory is led by the AYY board member in charge of academic affairs.
Sections are close teams, groups of friends, that share the joys and sorrows throughout the year and spend a lot of leisure time together. The sections meet approximately once a week.
As a specialty for 2021-2022, we will recruit a section for Teekkarius 150th anniversary.
Teekkarius 150 section and committees
Teekkarius 150th anniversary will be celebrated in November 2022 in a spectacular way. The task of the section is to plan and prepare and build the upcoming Teekkarius 150th anniversary year together with an employee in charge. The term of office of the section is 10/2021-12/2022, during which the anniversary year, its funding and the celebration are planned and produced.
The section is led by the chair, who selects the section together with the employee in charge based on applications and interviews.
The section offers a variety of tasks in areas such as marketing, communications, business cooperation, technology and events. Section members will lead committees in their respective areas, recruited in cooperation with the relevant AYY staff member.
The Teekkarius 150 anniversary section is supported by a number of committees. Committees are now being recruited, and starting them earlier will allow the anniversary to be launched soon after the Teekkarius 149 celebrations. The committees will also be assisted by more ad hoc short-term volunteers, who will be announced separately.
You can apply to become a member of the committees until 7 November by filling in the form here!
Requirements for applicants:
- Interest in the culture and specificities of the Teekkari culture
- Commitment to the activities of the Committee
- Understanding the culture and characteristics of the Teekkari culture
- Previous experience as part of a larger project
- Previous experience of working in a committee
Presentation of committees and roles
The event committee organizes many culture and party events and upholds the bustle of celebration throughout the year! In this committee you get the chance to compose and carry out completely new event concepts, as well as traditional sitz and parties on a big scale! Any experience in organizing events is seen as an advantage, but above all we are looking for people with passion and enthusiasm!
Tradition Week Committee
The week before the annual celebration is dedicated to teekkari traditions and next year we'll have a committee organizing that week! Apply to be part of this committee that will be managing the events that you might already be familiar with as well as brand new events dedicated specifically for next year!
Annual Ball Committees
These committees will make the main event come to life! We need organizers for the ball itself, the afterparty, and the following herring brunch! We wish for experience in organizing events and especially annual balls, but the most important thing is a genuine excitement to actualize a ball that will be remembered for years to come
- Main Ball Committee
- Afterparty Committee
- Herring Brunch committee
Communications & Marketing Committee
Do you want to have an impact on how the centenary year looks visually and how it is perceived in our community and beyond? The Communications & Marketing Committee is looking for people interested in at least the following issues:
- AD, Graphic Designer
- Translator (English & Swedish)
- Visual communication
- Video production
- Communication towards BIZ & ARTS
- Promotional products
- Design and holding of promotional stands
Corporate Relations Committee
The anniversary programme reaches out to a large part of the Teekkari community, providing an opportunity for companies to reach out to future professionals in their field. As a member of the Corporate Relations Committee, you will be responsible for sponsoring the events and other content of the anniversary year, as well as planning ways to work with companies to make the programme more relevant.
Technology Committee (application closed)
The Technology Committee brings together the technological expertise available in our community, makes it available during the year not only for its own ideas, but also for event organisers, for example, and tries to agree on cooperation with suitable associations and other actors. We are also looking for a few other talented people to join the committee, who are well placed to take on ambitious ideas. Desirable skills include 3d printing, metalworking, programming, or electronics.
Project Committee (application closed)
The Project Committee will carry out a building project in Otaniemi during the anniversary year, which will give special visibility to the anniversary year and bring joy to the entire Aalto community. The committee is responsible for finalising the preliminary plans for the project, dealing with permitting, planning the construction and the volunteers needed for it, and of course the construction itself. The committee is looking for people with architectural skills as well as those with a general interest or experience in construction projects.
The Historical Press Committee
During the anniversary year, a series of leaflets on the history of tecateering will be published and distributed to guild halls, among other places. The aim is to highlight not only important events in our history, but also funny or otherwise interesting incidents that might not necessarily fit between the more official covers. The editorial board is looking for the following people
- Content writing
- Print production
- Searching for historical information
- Managing the editing of the magazine