If you want something and you believe someone can help you acquire it, you got to ask. Then keep asking till you get your answers. Be persistent and stay on the radar. People are going to either get sick of you or help you and that’s the kind of clarity you truly want.
What I’ve learned in terms of wanting an opportunity or access of any kind is this. People either got juice and they’re going to make something happen or they NOT going to use they juice to help you. Either scenario is fine. Just make them decide with action.