UIC Math major, where can I break in?

I'm a math major at UIC going into my third & final year at UIC(A consequence of my being a grade a slacker in high school - 1450 SAT & 3.1 UW/ 3.9 W GPA - and not getting any nice scholarships to the 3 T50s I did get into), majoring in math & philosophy with a 3.95 GPA. I secured a really good summer internship working in ABS at a really big and well known firm, most of my coworkers are IU Kelley, UChicago, Northwestern, with a couple from Princeton, Notre Dame, etc. I'm the only UIC guy there & the only non-finance guy on the business side. I'm planning to go straight into a Math masters program straight after graduating - hoping for UWM, UMICH or UIUC, with USC & Notre Dame as relative target/safety schools. I'm starting to network and apply for IB, valuation, CB, SF, etc internships for next summer right now, and I was wondering where I could try to break in. I have experience on the SF side, but I don't know where/if there's any room to grow in that branch. Wrt quant, it seems like I'd need a PHD from a T20 math program for that. I'm considering attending law school, I got a 170 LSAT, but all the medians are fucked this year, and it's unlikely I'd get a T6, let alone a T3, which is what seems to be necessary for boutique M&A gigs. What do I do, where do I go?

 

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