A lot of colleges have career fairs offered on a regular basis. Sometimes the fairs are for student work-study programs or just companies looking for part-time seasonal help, but many are geared toward seniors specifically for entry-level jobs. Even though they are geared toward seniors, anyone can go.
As for a life-skills course, the school I went to and the school I'm at have it as part of the required freshman curriculum. It's a 1-credit course, kind of like an extended orientation, but it's required completion by the end of your freshman year. They cover everything from healthy food options to budgeting and balancing a check book to the importance of starting a retirement plan and paying back your student loans as soon as you get your first job.