Is any experience good experience?

Earlier this week I was having a discussion with my father about my plans for the fall. I’ve been looking for both internship and entry level opportunities. My dad has a pretty old school mentality. Traditionally, I would already have a job offer directly out of college graduation and have worked somewhere for over a month now. Well I don’t have to tell you that times have changed. His preference is for me to find an entry-level position at an organization in the area, work for a year or so, get some experience and references while still searching for an …