What’s the harm in asking?
Over the course of my university career, I found great value in the practical learnings from industry experts and businesses alike. I got into a habit of reaching out and asking for opportunities to learn and/or collaborate. I’ve also often simply reached out to conference/event organisers to ask if I may attend in a learning capacity.
Don’t be intimidated. You’d be surprised how often these industry legends, huge businesses and conference organisers are willing to help out a young person who is willing to learn.
Try it. At worst someone will say no or ignore you.
But have you lost anything in the process?