PX3001 - Professional Work Experience

PX3001 is an accredited professional work experience module that allows CACSSS students to explore and develop their career interests. This optional module can be taken in any year of your undergraduate degree. Preparatory training is provided, including advice and guidance on CV writing and interview skills workshops.    

Students that successfully complete PX3001 will have an extra 5 credits awarded to them as a diploma supplement outside of your degree. 

Participating in and completing PX3001 will mean that you will be better prepared for the transition to the workplace when you graduate your degree.  

Why should you do PX3001?

Employers are now seeking graduates with high levels of literacy and digital competence, who are adaptable to different workplace environments. As a CACSSS graduate you will be well placed to meet many key attributes required by employers, such as:  

  • Resilience 
  • Critical and creative thinking  
  • Problem solving   
  • Analytical and data management skills  
  • Communications skills  
  • Teamwork and leadership  
  • Literacy, language skills and digital competence.  

By participating in PX3001 you will be supported in identifying these skills and developing the language to express them on a CV and in an interview.  

PX3001 will give you the chance to explore areas of professional interest and to gain invaluable, lifelong employability skills. 

5 Steps to your Professional Work Experience

Dates for Your Diary

Semester 2

Monday January 20   Information Session, CACSSS Seminar Room, O’Rahilly Building 
Monday January 27 Careers Workshop 1 
Monday February 3 Careers Workshop 2 
February 4th @ 12.30pm - 1pm  VMware PX3001 Internship Information Session - CACSSS Seminar Room
Monday February 10 Careers Workshop 3 
Monday February 17 Careers Workshop 4 
Monday February 24 Mandatory Pre-Work Experience Briefing

All Career Workshops will take place in the CACSSS Seminar Room on the Ground Floor of the O'Rahilly Building.



The PX3001 Registration form is now closed. For queries please contact Amy McMullan, amy.mcmullan@ucc.ie directly.


I recommend everyone to do the PX3001 Module

I am an international arts student studying Spanish and Psychology. I decided to do the PX2000 Module as it is a great way to prepare you as a student entering the working world. There are lectures on how to best prepare your CV to make you stand out in the application process, how to present yourself in an interview and what to highlight to your future employer. We were given advice on how to go about getting your work placement as well as how to succeed while on placement. I found the log book very helpful to keep note of all the things I learnt each week on work placement, the challenges endured and how I overcame them. Many of the things I wrote in my log book turned out to be very useful to me when I had an interview for the part-time job I now have.

I recommend everyone to do the PX2000 Module not just for the experience but also it is excellent to have it on your transcript which employer will be greatly impressed by.

It opened the door

PX3001 provided a superb opportunity to increase my skills in a field which required considerable practical expertise outside the traditional academic sphere. It opened the door, in terms of employability, in an area which may otherwise have remained difficult to break into.

Arts as a degree is so broad I actually felt like I had too many options. The PX3001 Work Placement Module helped me realise that I really wanted to work in the Insurance industry. I was extremely lucky as the company where I did my placement days after I finished my final exams and that wouldn’t have come about without the PX3001 module.

Embrace the program

A mature student at 30, I took the program having already had several years in the workforce and still found it very useful. I approached a local sound engineer through the program, worked voluntarily with him for an extended period and gained some paid employment as a result. The seminars were very good, as were the one-on-one appointments and CV and interview focus.
I’d encourage students to embrace the program, be proactive and think creatively about what they can achieve through it.

Download the Brochure

You can get more information on the PX3001 undergraduate professional work experience module by download our brochure at  Download the Brochure 

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