Diplomat passes on some general advice

US Consul General Cynthia Griffin  with Perth College Year 12 students Lola Baldsing (Head Girl), Sophia Cain (Head Day Girl) and Alison Jones (Deputy Head Day Girl).
US Consul General Cynthia Griffin with Perth College Year 12 students Lola Baldsing (Head Girl), Sophia Cain (Head Day Girl) and Alison Jones (Deputy Head Day Girl).

Ms Griffin visited the school and spoke to the senior school students during assembly as part of the college�s Humanities and Social Science Week.

Ms Griffin said any students interested in becoming a Consul General would have to study hard.

�Study the sciences and maths subjects as well as humanities � they are all critical for you to understand the world,� she said.

�Never close yourself to learning.

�Study a language, be open-minded, be flexible and be willing to work overseas.�

Ms Griffin said learning should be a lifelong pursuit.

Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Perth College Steve Wynhorst said Ms Griffin�s visit was the highlight of the week.

�Her speech covered a range of topics including her career path and experiences around the world as a career diplomat and the special role of educated girls and women in driving positive change around the world,� Mr Wynhorst said.

�I am sure many students have enjoyed it.�