Life Interests: 1992 and 2012
In 2012 we conducted a 20-year follow-up of the Undergraduate Class of 1992 (N in 1992 = 460; N in 2012 = 157), along with a parallel study of the Class of 2012 (N = 314). We also conducted a series of 17 videotaped interviews with members of the Wharton Undergraduate Classes of 1992 and 2012 to supplement the survey research.
We expect the results of this research to interest not only to those who care about Wharton students and alumni but also the larger audience of business professionals and educators interested in better understanding the profound transformation of business and society in the past two decades and what the Classes of 1992 and 2012 see when they look to the future. The findings will be used to create teaching materials, inform business and social policy, and contribute to the research literature.
Personal Time Capsules — Class of 1992 Report
All of the 157 participating members of the Class of 1992 have received their own “personal time capsule,” which includes their individual responses to the surveys in 1992 and in 2012 as well as the averages and standard deviations for both the Class of 1992, then and now, and the Class of 2012. Please click here to view the Table of Contents and a sample page.
Class of 2012 Report
The 314 participating members of the Class of 2012 have received a report that includes their classmates’ responses to our survey in 2012 as well as the averages and standard deviations of responses from the Class of 1992, both when they graduated in 1992 and again in 2012. Please click here to view the Table of Contents and sample pages from the Class of 2012 Report.
Please click here to review a few of our preliminary findings about how men and women from the Classes of 1992 and 2012 view their family lives and dual-career relationships. Visit this space for future reports and articles on what we discover.
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Interviews of Classes of 1992 and 2012
In the days before graduation in May 2012 we interviewed members of the Classes of 1992 and 2012 listed below. In these fascinating conversations we explored what these men and women think about their lessons learned at Wharton, their life and career values and aspirations, their greatest regrets, and their advice for future students. Please stay tuned to this space to view videos of these conversations.
|Class of 1992||Class of 2012|
|Glen Dils||Faye Cheng|
|Christopher Do||Michelle Lu|
|Rich Effress||Michael Mayer|
|Ellen Haude||Lexi Messmer|
|Victor Miller||Penny Metchev|
|Thomas Peck||Greg Rose|
|Jackie Reses||Vani Sastri|
|Rogers Saks||Adam Swick|