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Guest blog by LSE alumna Tanya Flower, Assistant Economist in the Office for National Statistics (ONS): Standing out from the crowd through experience in unusual places I graduated in July 2013 with an undergraduate degree in Maths and Economics from LSE. During university, I did several small work experience placements and shadowing to get experience, because these days it's quite difficult to get enough to put on job applications in order to stand out from the crowd. I recommend looking for experience in unusual places. My dad suggested volunteering at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and over summer in first year I helped with some of their data analysis. I learned a lot about working in a team and coordinating that side of the project work, and it helped my data analysis skills as well. That was really useful experience to talk about in my future interviews. Also at university, I did a three-month summer placement in my second year with the Government Economic