Ugh, Homestyle, how did you get through the last year? Watching everyone get their schollys is killing me, and I'm sure it'll only get worse as everyone starts making plans to move to Chicago, starts attending classes, etc. Part of me wants to email Johann, "Changed my mind! I want to start this
I'll be the one seething with jealousy at ASW in a couple of weeks.
Step 1) Aim much lower than NU (ie actually visiting the TTTT that gave you a ton of cash
Step 2) Be super super happy to just be admitted
Step 3) Prepare self to either a) rely on LRAP b) go 200k in debt
Step 4) Rock in fetal position in corner repeating "I'm just so happy to get in"
Step 5) Compare ratio of employers at NU's OCI to local Tier 1 (who also gave no $) = 10:1
Step 6) Be happy that, odds are in your favor of landing a decent job from NU.
That's more or less how I handled it...I also made a baby, so was kind of delirious about that which helped