A Graduate Assistantship is an excellent option for students to pursue who want to line their pockets while studying and gain invaluable insights into their chosen subject or program. Coupled with a wealth of experience that one can amass during an assistantship and building a network of people and information, the prospect of becoming a Graduate Assistant becomes more alluring. There are advantages and disadvantages to being a Graduate Assistant. Still, it is up to the student to decide what they want and whether it makes sense to consider such an ’employment’ option. Be warned that a Graduate Assistantship is serious business and comes with a host of roles, responsibilities, and accountability. Time and effort are of the essence, and diligence to duty, along with exacting discipline, is called for. This article exemplifies what a Graduate Assistantship entails, whom it suits and why it is a compelling alternative to seeking part-time employment outside of campus.