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. 

This module was the single most beneficial extra-curricular activity I undertook, within my degree. I would highly recommend this module to anyone who wants to understand work life beyond your degree

Laura, BA Applied Psychology

Embrace the program

Cathal Nally

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PX3001 gave me the opportunity to get work experience relative to my degree (Applied Psychology).

Lena McCarthy, Applied Psychology, PX3001 2020

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Participating in the PX3001 was definitely worthwhile, it was an opportunity to gain employment skills and boost my CV. I found the workshops on CV writing, interviewing etc. very beneficial.

Catherine, BA Applied Psychology

PX3001 provided a superb opportunity to increase my skills.

Conor Shearman

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5 Steps to your Professional Work Experience

Dates for Your Diary

Careers Workshops: 

  • Registered students will be emailed directly with details of the Careers Workshops.


For additional questions and queries, please contact Amy McMullan, Work Placement Manager, CACSSS directly: amy.mcmullan@ucc.ie

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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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