Student Employment

The Real Estate Department hires student workers and teaching assistants for both Undergraduate and MBA courses as needed by the faculty. The following information addresses questions you may have regarding how to properly apply for a position.

If you are interested in being hired as a student worker or teaching assistant, please follow these required steps:

  • Contact the prospective professor for whom you would work.
  • Once the professor has agreed to hire you as a teaching assistant or student worker, contact the following staff members for direction on next steps and to sign your offer letter.
    • For student workers: Diane Deissroth, Real Estate Department Business Administrator at dianed@wharton.upenn.edu or 215-898-0929. Her office is located at 1472 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall.
    • For teaching assistants: Yezta Johnson Wiggins, Assistant to the Chair, Real Estate Dept, yezta@wharton.upenn.edu or 215-898-0930. Her office is located at 1478 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall.
    • The checklist below detail the documentation requirements for hiring students at the University of Pennsylvania. To avoid payroll processing delays, please bring all relevant documents to Onboard@Penn, 3425 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. This includes appropriate ID for I-9 verification.
  • For instructions on how to complete the I-9* click here.
  • The instructions on how to sign up for direct deposit** can be found at this link:  www.finance.upenn.edu/comptroller/payroll/receiving_your_pay.shtml .  If you do not sign up for Direct Deposit, you will automatically receive a “pay card” by default to your address on file.
  • Once your payroll record is active you can print your own pay stubs at the following site under “My Pay” at: http://medley.isc-seo.upenn.edu/penn_portal/u@penn.php. Once your bank information is submitted and verified, Direct Deposit will become the method of payment. Direct Deposit always overrides the “ADP Aline®” Card.
  • Weekly Timesheets (hourly paid students): As a non-exempt weekly paid worker you will enter your time in Workday@Penn in order to be paid on time. See Workday@Penn for Student Workers for more information on how to submit your weekly timesheets.

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Real Estate Department

The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania
4th floor Vance Hall
3733 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6301

Phone:(215) 898-9687
Fax: (215) 573-2220