Help with breaking into Corporate Finance

Hello everyone. I am in a bit of a mess. I have graduating a semester late this upcoming December. My major is Finance, my GPA is a 3.58, and I am from a non-target school. I am looking to break into a Financial Analyst position in Corporate Finance when I graduate but I do not know how to proceed with this. I only had one internship last summer in Data Analytics (basic coding in Alteryx and Python) and I have one other internship this summer in Data Analytics as well (coding is SAS). I do not know how I can convince recruiters or managers that my skills can transfer over into Corporate Finance positions. I do not have many good backup options, I could apply for MSF/MAcc programs but my transcript may not look too good as I have withdrawn a few classes. Do you guys have any suggestions for me? Or do you think I should go into selling life insurance or something of that sort? My goal is to find a job by January/February and I am running out of options.

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