It sounds like you were given solid advice from your bank. You do need 2 years of work history in the same field. If you went to school for what your job is the college can count as work history. Honestly the year will fly by, be patient. In the meantime you could decide on areas you may want to purchase your home in. Get to know what the different towns offer, drive through subdivisions when your in the areas.
Best of Luck.