Reshma Prakash

Reshma Prakash

Product support manager
Orica Mining Services
Graduate 2006

I never imagined working in the mining industry, especially after completing honours in pharmacology. I guess it demonstrates that this degree can open up many doors – you never know where it will take you.

After spending a few years as an R&D chemist in cosmetics and mining explosives, I decided to move into marketing. My job involves product support for packaged explosives and initiating systems in the mining industry throughout Australia and Asia.

My responsibilities range from managing market intelligence and technical information to profitability reporting and price setting. I also manage the initiating systems accessory range portfolio and assist with any issues that arise in that area.

I enjoy combining commercialisation with technical knowledge and developing marketing skills. And I really like the customer focus aspect of my job as well as liaising with other industry professionals.